CARBS

BOOBIE
By BOOBIE Latest Reply 2014-02-14 18:34:12 -0600
Started 2010-01-23 19:19:34 -0600

MY FRIEND WAS TRYING TO TEACH ME TO COUNT CARBS IT HARD FOR ME IM NOT UNDERSTAND IT PLEASE EXPLAIN,I KNOW WHITE IS BAD I HAVE GOTTING A LOT OF WHOLE WHEAT ITEMS,ALSO FRUIT ALSO I AM A TYPE 2 DIABETIC I BEEN GETTING FRUITS AND VEG. A LOT ALSO SOMEONE HAD SUGGESTED FOR NINETY A MEAT AND VEG, DIET THEN ON SUNDAYS EAT WHATEVER I WANT TNEN REPEAT THE MEAT AND VEG, THEN AS I GO ON I WANT THINK ABOUT SUNDAYS I WILL BE ON TRACK AND ADD ON OTHER ITEMS AS I GO ON WHAT DO YOU GUYS THINK


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Sapphire24
Sapphire24 2014-02-14 18:34:12 -0600 Report

for people who need current info: it is much easier to count carbs on labels now:
think for your regular meals you do not want to go over 45g of total carbs on the label, look at the serving size for the total carbs listed, for your 2 snacks per day you don't want to go over 15g of total carbs. Always go with what your diabetes educator recommends for you, you can get this person through your doctor or local hospital. They help a lot if you have access to them.

spiritwalker
spiritwalker 2010-01-23 21:06:37 -0600 Report

First I suggest you get a good book on carb. counting.
Go to Calorie King. com. If it isn't in that book it isn't
eatable. Have you been to a diabetes education class?
How many carbs a meal did your Dr. suggest? This varies.
It depends on your height, body weight and possibly other
medical conditions. Good Luck.

Harlen
Harlen 2010-01-23 19:57:01 -0600 Report

Its a job to keep track of
theres a book cald The Calorie King this is what I use for a gide and it has made my life a lot better
Give it a try
H

Kirla
Kirla 2010-01-23 19:40:48 -0600 Report

This has worked for me. I had to give up fruits, breads (all kinds) Pasta, rice and most foods that contain starches. This is how I do it.

I was Diagnosed Type 2 on 26 Feb. 2009. My fasting blood sugar was 366, A1C was 14.1, cholesterol was 300. Blood Pressure 145/95. The doctors put me on 500mg Metformin twice a day, 10mg Lisinopril, 40mg Simvastatin and 81mg Aspirin once a day.

On March 1st I purchased a meter and started testing before and two hours after each meal. I stopped eating foods that spiked my blood sugar more than 30-40 points.

I stopped eating sugar, using salt, drinking coffee, beer and wine right away. I started eating salads, broccoli, cauliflower, cucumbers, pickles, sauerkraut and homemade coleslaw. Lots of coleslaw. I also started to drink at least 8 cups of water per day.

Over the next several weeks I stopped eating bread, crackers, noodles and anything that contained any kind of grains. No flour at all. I check the labels on everything I buy and will not purchase any product with more than 5 or 6 net carbs per serving with the exception of chana dal. I started to use fenugreek and flax seed on my TVP oatmeal and chana dal. I drink a low carb protien shake for breakfast in the morning and eat the TVP oatmeal at lunch. I bought like 25 pounds of it and have recently been making what I call TVP carrot, chocolate and more recently pumpkin cakes. I have a small piece at lunch almost every day instead of the TVP oatmeal. I eat about 1 oz of tuna fish every day. I have started eating peanuts, sunflower seeds and almonds for snacks between meals.

I also eat chicken quite often and eat a little beef at least once a week and occasionally will eat a little pork. When eating out I find myself eating chicken and beef a lot. Chicken wings I seem to eat most of the time when we want something fast. They also come with celery and blue cheese.

My morning blood sugar has slowly dropped from the 200-300 range, to an average of about 80. Several months ago I started testing on the peaks (1hour after eating) and most of the time it’s under 110. My 7-14-30 day averages bounce around a lot but most of the time there between 90 & 95. My lowest 7-14 day average was 88. My 7-day average has only gone over 100 only once in the last several months. My numbers are constantly changing. Like a roller coaster. They dip down and then go up and down.

Several months ago I started taking the Equate Fiber Therapy supplement. I bought it at Wal-Mart. Also taking 4000 IU’s of vitamin D, 2000 MG’s of fish oil concentrate and one multi vitamin tablet for adults over 50.

After about seven weeks of taking the meds I couldn’t tolerate the side effects any more and quit taking them. My blood sugar continued to drop week after week, my blood pressure has averaged around 110/70 and my cholesterol has remained below 200 since I stopped taking the meds. My A1C dropped to 5.9 in four months and seven months after being diagnosed it was 5.6. Got my latest results on 1/19/10 5.4

Kevin

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