Help! Sinking Fast

By denipink Latest Reply 2013-06-13 03:04:10 -0500
Started 2013-06-09 22:14:01 -0500

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.


4 replies

Clare R
Clare R 2013-06-13 03:04:10 -0500 Report

If you took your insulin and all you ate was a salad, it's reasonable that you went low. Of course I'm assuming you had no added carbs to the salad (croutons, etc.) I made that mistake once and had a terrible low.

beveered 2013-06-11 05:48:41 -0500 Report

Denise, hello first of all. I took a nutrition class offered by a church and they used the rubber plastic food too. Lol. It brought back memories. Anyway, ehatyi learned from them was fascinating. You just need to make sure that the total number of carbohydrates is around 45 grams per meal. You don't have to figure it out. Its on the labels. Total carbohydrates. Eat a balanced meal with all the food groups and you should be fine. Good luck!