By Germaine Latest Reply 2010-07-23 14:41:20 -0500
Started 2010-07-22 21:40:05 -0500

how many carbs can be consumed a day and be considered low carb?

3 replies

Kirla 2010-07-23 14:41:20 -0500 Report

Everyone is different. After being diagnosed I ate about 20-40 carbs per day. I now have about 100-125. My blood sugars used to be over 300+ and now they’re almost normal. I found that drinking lots of water and eating lots of low carb vegetables helped bring my blood sugar down pretty quick.

I also tested before and 2 hour after each meal to see how the foods I ate spiked my blood sugar. I quit eating foods that spiked my blood sugar more than 30-40 points. I now test before and 1 hour after eating. I was able to fine-tune my diet and blood sugar even more.

Good luck

GabbyPA 2010-07-23 08:46:15 -0500 Report

It all kind of depends on your body, what you do for activity and how your treatment for your diabetes is going.

Your foods are divided up into 3 main areas. Carbohydrates, Fats and Proteins. If you reduce one of these drastically, the others will fill the space. So do be ware of that.

A diabetic generally eats a balanced diet. So if you start with that as your guide line, then you can see if reducing the carbs meets your goals from there. A good place to start is 30-45 grams per meal and 15 grams per snack. Always test to be sure your levels are in the goal range you have set before you start increasing or decreasing your carb intake.