Carbs and Diabetes

By mattalan Latest Reply 2010-12-10 12:10:20 -0600
Started 2010-12-07 09:09:33 -0600

How important is it to count carbohydrates as well as sugar content when preparing a dish for a 85 year old receently diagnosed diabetic?

5 replies

realsis77 2010-12-10 12:10:20 -0600 Report

Carbs are very very important to watch! Carbs raise blood sugar and fast! We all watch our carbs because this I what raises up.diabetes is about watching carbs! Carbs are not our friend. Many people think its sugar but its carbs we need to watch out for along with sugar!

mattalan 2010-12-07 09:45:28 -0600 Report

Is there a certain number of carbs a diabetic should have daily? I have not been counting carbs only been looking at sugar content on labels.

kdroberts 2010-12-07 09:52:26 -0600 Report

No. Carbs are what raise blood sugar, sugar is counted as a carb. The more carb you eat the higher your blood sugar will go. You need to use your glucose meter and test before and a couple of hours after eating to see what you ate did to your blood sugar. If the difference in your blood sugar is too high (about 40 points or so), you ate too many carbs for that meal.

Harlen 2010-12-07 09:40:52 -0600 Report

You only need to count the carbs {sugars are carbs } Very impotant
The better the BS is the longer and happyer they will be and less grumpy too.
Best wishes

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