How many daily carbs are recommended for a 63-year-old female type 2 diabetic?
Your carbohydrate requirements for the day are usually determined on a meal by meal basis. This is because it’s important to eat about the same amount of carb at your meals from day to day to help with your blood glucose control. That being said, everyone’s carb needs are a little different; how much you need is based on your age, weight, gender and activity level. More active people can eat more carb. Men can usually have more carb than women. I’d suggest that you meet with a dietitian to best determine your own carb goals, based on your weight goal, activity level, lifestyle and food preferences. In the meantime, a starting point is to aim for about 30 to 45 grams of carb per meal, and 15 grams of carb for any snacks that you eat.