Food carbs

By rolly123 Latest Reply 2014-12-10 23:22:24 -0600
Started 2014-12-06 18:11:46 -0600

Im working on counting carb having problem with it!! I having problem with planning what have beside meat veg !
My sugar in morning been high and night time high! I take 54 unit lantus and higher in morning then night time! Feel discouraged my docter doesnt do much she diabetic she say work on it!
Have any idea of meals besides veg meat! Or how lower sugar i gyese that biggest worry! I even only eat twice day and doesnt matter! I been testing food c what makes sugar high seems everything !

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valentine lady
valentine lady 2014-12-10 23:22:24 -0600 Report

Hi Rolly,
i too am on a low carb high protein diet. I went to a local bookstore , BARNES and
NOBLE. You can access them on line as well. Anyway i bought aa calorie counter which also counts carbs too your meal plan sounds good but your. Not mentioning
any fruit. That is my dessart. Nor cid you mention salads. Are you not eating these? You should, you need the fiber and it will round out your meal.

Glucerna 2014-12-08 18:27:12 -0600 Report

There are lots of recipes on this site that will give you ideas about the types of foods and meals to prepare. Like the others, I want to encourage you to attend a diabetes education class or meet with a registered dietitian to give you even more help. ~Lynn @Glucerna

rolly123 2014-12-08 19:46:35 -0600 Report

Hi Glucema
Im meeting with my dietitian next thursday if dont snow! When i wrote this post i wasnt going c one but docter didnt like my numbers she wants me go! Thks for help!

Glucerna 2014-12-09 16:12:28 -0600 Report

I'll keep my fingers crossed that the snow stays out of your area Thursday so you can work with the dietitian. Be sure and let us know what you learn. ~Lynn @Glucerna

Panda99 2014-12-07 16:34:22 -0600 Report

I like working with to track my food intake and for meal planning.
Our BG #s come from both what we eat and what our bodies produce. Insulin from the pancreas (depending on if you are a type 1 or type 2 diabetic) and glucose from the liver. When you skip meals or otherwise don't eat for a while, your liver says "we need energy" and releases glucose. That is why blood sugar #'s are often higher in the morning than they were before going to bed, even if you didn't eat during the night.
For good nutrition you need a variety of foods, even carbs. The amount of carbs you can safely consume can vary widely and you should be getting help from your Dr. If your Dr. isn't helping, then a Nutritionist/Diabetic Educator is the way to go.
I know that when I was first diagnosed, I was looking up everything on different websites as well as packages. But I was able to learn the carb counts for the foods I regularly eat and I'm sure you will too. I hope you feel better soon.

GabbyPA 2014-12-07 07:17:40 -0600 Report

Man, for having a doctor who is also a diabetic, she is sure not very helpful. It does take work, but it also requires some guidance. Did she give you a carbohydrate goal for the day?

Is there something wrong with having meat and vegetables? That is the best way to control your carbs. If you want to add carbohydrates, try using beans or even some starchy veggies and some fruit. Eating that kind of carb can be a better choice than breads, pasta or grains.

Have you been able to meet with a nutritionist or a diabetes educator yet? That might also help out.

lilleyheidi 2014-12-07 03:30:24 -0600 Report

Hi Rolly, Breakfast really is an important meal, and not that hard to eat. I have been a cereal eater but have recently switched over to eating a yogurt for breakfast. A lowfat, flavored yogurt. I like yoplait brand, it's the only one i've found i like the taste and consistancy of. It seems to give me the right amount of carbs and protein I need to get me through till lunch without raising or dropping my sugars.
Another great thing to do is to boil up a dozen eggs once a week, and stick them in the fridge, then in the morning, just grab 2 eggs and peel and eat, quick and easy. Or you can slice them up and toss them in a low carb wrap.
Are you working with a dietician?
I wish you the very best, You can do it ! HUGS, Heidi

rolly123 2014-12-06 21:43:21 -0600 Report

Thanks James i cant use utube video uses up my gigs on my phone! Thats only internet i have! I will check web site

rolly123 2014-12-06 20:19:23 -0600 Report

I skipp breakfast never lnow what eat besides carb ! Im learning counting them but everything has carb learn my family eat carb exspecially veg

jayabee52 2014-12-06 21:39:36 -0600 Report

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day! It forms the nutritional foundation for the whole rest of your day!

The only carbs I consume for breakfast is in the form of berries (blue, straw, rasp. blacK) which is kinda like my "dessert" For my main course of breakfast I eat 2 eggs often mixed with some kind of meat like Turkey Bacon or Turkey sausage. Or if I have hardboiled eggs I make egg salad with mayo and relish. (a little bit of carbs there, but not much) so It is easy for me to avoid the breakfast cereals and the pancakes so commonly consumed for breakfast.

Yes even Veggies have carbs, and we cannot avoid that, but we CAN eat only those veggies which are lower on the starch/glycemic index scale.

Joyce suggests some youtube videos. I second her recommendation. Perhaps seeing the topic on a video might stick with you longer.

What else do you need? Meat and Eggs (protein), veggies lower on the glycemic index, and berry fruits.

If you are testing foods, and everything seems high, you might want to check out ~ to determine what is an appropriate serving of a food. If it rasies your BG levels 40 points (2 hrs after you consume it), over your baseline reading you might wish to wait a while do a baseline test then eat half the amount, and then test 2 hrs after consumption. That may well give you a good idea of how much of a certain substance you can safely injest without spiking you.

Praying for improving health for us all



Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2014-12-06 19:26:08 -0600 Report

For dinner, I have a meat, veggie and for carbs, I will choose to have a baked or boiled sweet Potato with cinnamon or a teaspoon of rice or a small red skinned potato baked or boiled with butter and parsley.

You Tube has all kinds of videos that teach carb counting and there might be some on meal planning. I eat either twice a day or three times a day depending on when I have breakfast.