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Q:

How many daily carbs are recommended for a 63-year-old female type 2 diabetic?

Amy Campbell

A:

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.

2 replies

Caroltoo
Caroltoo 2012-04-21 11:00:54 -0500 Report

It's more a metabolism issue than an age issue, though the two can be related. Some of us eat 40-60 in a DAY because we can't metabolize them without BG spikes, others do 30-40/ meal. Never seen 65/meal. Personally, I'd gain an immense amount of weight on that quantity and my BGs would be very high.

roxann
roxann 2012-04-21 10:12:54 -0500 Report

i was told from my diabetic teacher that 65 carbs a meal that you can have im 59 is that true .thats what she told all of us no matter what age.