How many carbs (! carb being 15 g) can to eat to keep your blood sugar low?

By thriftshopgal Latest Reply 2010-09-23 12:24:00 -0500
Started 2010-09-22 13:15:47 -0500

I really need help with this, because if I had a specific number to target ,I could manage my diabetes (T2) better.

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mo91108 2010-09-22 14:20:01 -0500 Report

My CDE and RD wants me to eat about 30- 45g of carbs at a meal. This is about 2 to 3 diabetic exchanges for carbs a meal. I usually eat about 20- 30 carbs a meal depending on my blood sugars. If i am at like 120 or so I eat only about 15 - 20 carbs, but if my BS is only in the 90s or 100ish I eat about 25- 30. But eventhough diet is a good way to control you BS you should exercise as well. I recommend at night, because if you wake up with good BS you are more likely to have better Sugars throughout the day. Hope this helps. Men should have about 45- 60g of carbs at a meal according to my CDE && RD

kdroberts 2010-09-22 13:35:32 -0500 Report

There is no magic number. You have to use your glucose meter to see what different foods do to your blood sugar. It may be that you can only eat 5g of carb at breakfast and be OK, it may be you can have 50g. Everyone is different unfortunately.

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