My after dinner blood sugar reading was 3.0. I felt like i was going to die. I had taken the prescribed units of insulin to eat my dinner All i had eaten at dinner was a large salad. I just wasn't hungry. Thank goodness my son gave me a chocolate bar and i ate 2 oranges. This brought my bs back up to 6.5.
I have been type 2 D for over a year now. Never, not once has anyone told me to "count carbs." I only now learned about it coming to these boards. I saw a Dietician about 2 months ago and she showed me how to eat using these little rubber imitations of various foods on a plate. For dinner, she said, eat a portion of meat or fish, a portion of veggies and a portion of either potato, rice or pasta. She did not talk at all about counting carbs.
Can you please help me to understand how i should be counting carbs? How do i know how many carbs i should be eating at each meal and for each day?
I am a large lady with several autoimmune diseases as well as bipolar, fibromyalgia, irritable bowel and a few other health issues.
I need to regain my health and i am transitioning to a gluten free, vegan diet. It is going well but i don't want my new way of eating to put me at risk for D complications.
Any help would be so appreciated.
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