By Donyeil Latest Reply 2013-04-27 09:46:12 -0500
Started 2013-04-24 08:11:33 -0500

Carbs can be good and can be bad however, what is an appropriate amount for daily intake???

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Dr John
Dr John 2013-04-27 09:46:12 -0500 Report

The brain needs 130g of carbs per day. The ADA says 45-60 g of carb per meal. This also depends upon your activity level. I consume 45g carb per meal.

Gwen214 2013-04-25 21:00:05 -0500 Report

My nutritionist suggested for me 35-45 per meal, but everyone is different. So, check with your medical professionals. Take care

Harlen 2013-04-24 12:32:44 -0500 Report

Each of us are different some can have 45 grams a meal or more me I can only have 12 grams a meal and keep my insulin within the limits the doc has set.
Hope this helps

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2013-04-24 10:48:54 -0500 Report

This is a discussion you should have with your doctor. Based on your testing results and your A1C test, your doctor can tell you how many carbs you can have for meals and snacks. Carb intake can vary from person to person.

My doctor told me 60 carbs per meal. I did this at first. I then adjusted my carb intake based on my level of activity for the day. Most meals I eat around 40 to 50 carbs. If I know I am going to be out I eat more carbs per meal. I know I am going to burn a lot of them off and I eat more upon returning to keep from dropping too low. I also carry a snack with me if I have to miss lunch or dinner. Once you ask your doctor, you will be better able to determine how many to eat with each meal.

Donyeil 2013-04-24 12:31:36 -0500 Report

Thanks for the info believe it or not I have a nutritionist and when I asked her she kept skipping around the subject I usually eat less than 50 carbs per day no more then 100 if I am eating out my A1C was 14 and I have gotten it down to 8 by just changing the amount of carbs and bad foods that I was eatng

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