I'm type 2, been keeping my carbs low by only having one piece of toast, with coffee, and creamer which is 5grm. Then I'm stuck on what to eat for the rest of the day. hard time with raw veggies anymore. Hubby made a rice, burger dish one night, I added vegs, ate a little,he brought home pizza another, I had 1slice,& carrot. Tonight, salmon, cauliflower with cheese sauce. BG 133 10 pm tho feel awful. Been weak alot. Take 1500 Metformin a day, Cymbalta, pain pills, Dexilant..others. Need help.
I’m curious as to why you’re eating so little carbohydrate. Were you advised to do so? People with diabetes can eat carbs, but the key is to watch the amount. In general, aiming for between 30 and 60 grams of carb per meal is a reasonable goal for most people. Carbohydrate is the nutrient that gives your body energy, so not getting enough can certainly leave you feeling weak and tired. Checking your blood glucose before and after meals periodically can tell you how your food intake is affecting your blood glucose, and also help you and your provider decide if your diabetes medicine is working for you. I’d advise two things for you: first, meet with a dietitian to work out a meal plan that gives you adequate carbohydrate for overall energy and health, and second, if your blood glucose levels are not within your target range, talk to your provider about how you might tweak your diabetes medicine (for example, increasing the dose of metformin, or possibly adding another diabetes medicine).