How many carbs should I eat per meal? I am 57, take oral meds and weigh 104 pounds.

Amy Campbell


The amount of carbohydrate one should eat varies from person to person, based on age, gender, weight, physical activity and level of diabetes control. Meeting with a dietitian is your best bet in terms of figuring out how much carb (along with protein and fat) that you need. He or she will take into consideration the factors I just mentioned, as well as any other health or medical issues that you may have. However, in the meantime, a general carbohydrate goal for women is to aim for about 30 to 45 grams of carb per meal and 15 grams of carb per snack; men can aim for 45 to 60 grams of carb for meals and 15 to 30 grams of carb for snacks.

January 24, 2013 at 8:13 am

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rockhopperpenguin 2013-01-30 13:43:27 -0600 Report

thanks for the answr about carbs, i go to a diabetic class tomorrow, jan 31. there will be other people in the class.. i hope to get my answer tjhen..