Carb/Calorie Counter

By Mirena Latest Reply 2013-02-11 14:13:38 -0600
Started 2013-02-10 07:50:45 -0600

Does anyone how many calories or carbs diabetics are suppose to have everyday? What's the best app for that?

10 replies

jayabee52 2013-02-10 12:19:51 -0600 Report

Really Mirena, you should consult with your Registered Dietician to whom you were referred by your Dr. They can tell you what your carbs you may have per meal.

SandySilvers 2013-02-10 11:47:45 -0600 Report

I use MyNetDiary. Great app. When I was first diagnosed the dietician told me to do 45-60 per meal and 15-20 per snack. But I've found that that is just a general rule for most people to start with. Since everyone is different, some people need more and some less. I realized after awhile (lots of trial and error and testing) that I can get by just fine on 25-35 per meal and just a bedtime snack (about 20 carbs). So in general I stick to about 100 carbs per day, spaced out pretty evenly. This is what works best for me. I'm never really hungry either (you would think you would be lol). And try for lots of veggies like broccoli and green beans…and fruits like apples, blueberries, etc. They tend to break down a bit slower for me, resulting in lower BG spikes.

ShellyLargent 2013-02-10 10:58:24 -0600 Report

I try to stay at or below 180g per day: 40g or less for meals and 20g or less for snacks. Most of the time I'm way below this number. I'm also calorie counting. Trying to stay at 1300 calories per day. Before doing this though, I had it approved by my endo. Before starting any kind of restrictive diet on your own, you should have it approved by your doctor.

I use My Fitness Pal to track my carb and calorie intake. It's available either online or as an app for the iPhone. Not sure if its available for other smartphones. You can also use Calorie King. Also online or ad an app for your phone.

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