Troubled by Carbohydrates

By Latest Reply 2009-01-27 06:12:26 -0600
Started 2008-11-25 17:52:08 -0600

I have tried and tried, I do not know the right intake per day, and the amounts. I learn a little about recipes, and labels, but the daily intake has not been easy, still fighting with this.

8 replies

2009-01-27 06:12:26 -0600 Report

I think this is good for newcomers, so I thought I would bring it forward.

The last couple of days, since New Years, has been a real increase of newcomers. More so than I have seen since late fall. And, They have a lot of questions.

This is useful to them, I think

kdroberts 2008-12-02 11:35:16 -0600 Report

In the words of a wise man. Test, review, adjust.

An extract of some great info.

"Start with whatever you eat now.

Eat, then test after eating at your spike time and if BG’s are too high then review what you ate and change the menu next time. Then do that again, and again, and again until what you eat doesn’t spike you. You will get some surprises, particularly at breakfast time. The so-called "heart-healthy" Breakfasts are NOT for most type 2's. Similarly, you will find variations through the day - the same thing will have different effects at breakfast, lunch, dinner and supper. But I can't say how they will affect others - only how it affected me - which is why we all need to test ourselves.

As you gradually improve your blood glucose levels, review the resulting way of eating to ensure adequate nutrition, fibre etc are included and adjust accordingly.

Then test again.

Test, review, adjust, always towards better and better blood glucose levels."

2008-12-04 08:32:00 -0600 Report

All good information; I have a prescription for a nutritionist for this; think I will try that also. Others
can definitely benefit from this discussion; It is so hard to learn on your own, even the books I read, all make it look so hard to understand like written in a foreign language. Thanks; lilmarm52

Avera 2008-12-02 11:31:12 -0600 Report

I was having the very same problem. My doctor sent me to both a nutritionist and a diabetes specialist. My doctor admitted that he had most of my answers but a specialist could answer every question I had about diet. I did learn and realized how much I was doing wrong.

Lisa Ann
Lisa Ann 2008-11-25 18:06:08 -0600 Report

When I went to diabetic classes they said 45 carbs per meal for women and 60 for men. You can have more if you are more active. Talk to your Dr. they can set you up with a dietitian. Good luck. Sometimes I get crazy trying to figure out the carb counts on everything I eat. I was eating only salads for lunch at first. Now I'm have found other things to eat, low fat meats and fruits and veges.

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