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If you are type-1 diabetic is the amount of carbs you should eat per day?
The answer is it depends - it depends on your dietary restrictions, it depends on how many calories you should be eating per day, and it also depends if you're a man or a woman. On average a woman should consume 45-60 grams of carbohydrates per meal and a man should consume 60-75 grams per meal. Snacks should contain between 15-30 grams of carbohydrates. All carbohydrates need to be accounted for so you can balance your insulin injections to your carbohydrate intake. If you aren't quite sure, this is something you should follow up with your doctor or certified diabetes educator to understand more about.
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Carbs and sugar restriction is very important in type 2 diabetics. Although the reduction of carbs should be discussed with a diabetic dietitian, a general rule is a diabetic …should have no more than 20-60 grams of carbs per day , or even less if your blood sugar is constantly too high. . Eating carbs is like eating sugar. It will increase your blood sugar levels without a doubt. As a diabetic, I am lucky that I was never much of a sweet eater, but carbs were my downfall. I watch my carbs carefully. Having protein and fiber with the meal to slow the uptake is also important. Exercise is one of the best tools to manage your blood sugar. . Yes, and it's a bit different for each person, too. It depends on your size, your individual metabolism, your capacity to produce insulin, and the GI index of the carbs you're eating. (GI Index is a measurement of how fast a particular carbohydrate turns into blood sugar.) . Since you can't calculate all these things, and everyone's reactions are different, just following a fixed number recommendation is not very effective. Your best strategy to avoid diabetic deterioration and deadly side effects is to "eat to your meter", that is, start testing your blood sugar (yes, now) at mealtimes, 1 hour, and 2 hours after each meal, and learn what foods and amounts keep YOUR blood sugar within recommended limits. Here they are for you: . Fasting blood sugar . under 100 mg/dl (5.5 mmol/L) . One hour after meals . under 140 mg/dl (7.8 mmol/L) . Two hours after meals . under 120 mg/dl (6.6 mmol/L) . Yes, it varies from person to person. The thing is that not all carbs are created equal. Those on the low glycemic index are good for some people. In my opinion, beans, lettuce, broccoli, sweet potatoes and so on will not cause issues for some people. Whereas, white bread, rice, white potatoes, fried foods, cookies and so on will give you grief as far as your blood sugar goes. Low sugar foods are good, but the sugar is often replaced with other carbs, like saturated fats, which will not do any good. Be sure to read your labels. . Yes, it varies from person to person. Moreover, people are not created diabetic equally. For example, even a small portion of beans, sweet potatoes, and all fruits, would cause significant problems for me. As would, even a small portion of all bread (whether white or wholewheat/wholemeal), rice (both white and brown), all potatoes, wheat products, rice products, cereals, grains, and refined processed carbohydrates. I might get away with a mouthful of each (but not all at the same time of course), just as a taste now and then. I'm a non-insulin-dependant type 2 diabetic. In my opinion, and in my experience, both professional and personal, some non-insulin-dependant diabetics need to be stricter than those taking insulin. For example, I've always had a careful diet and exercise regularly. Nonetheless, I developed diabetes because there is a strong family history of the disease. Therefore, although I don't need to take insulin, I'm very insulin resistant and can tolerate very few carbohydrates per meal. So, always bear in mind that some type 2 diabetics can have very few carbohydrates while others appear to be safe with more. You cannot afford to take chances. You many not be the 'average' diabetic. Your limbs, eyes, organs, and life are at stake if you do not count and restrict as necessary your carbohydrate intake. You need to determine how many carbohydrates are safe for you as an individual by testing your blood sugar, with your glucometer, one hour after each meal and then again two hours after the meal. Glucometers are readily available to buy at any drugstore, pharmacy, or chemist's shop. They are small and (with a little bit of practice) easy to use. After a few months of testing you will have a personalized 'safe' list of foods and quantities.
If you are borderline diabetic and the doctor said to control it by diet how many carbs should you have per day?
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It varies from person to person. Some people with diabetes can take more carbohydrate than other diabetics can. Therefore, you need to test this out for yourself by counting c…arbs and checking your blood sugar levels, with your glucometer, after eating. . Just recently the American Dietetics Association posted a meta-analysis of low-carbohydrate diets as treatment for diabetes and the evidence is in favor of total carbohydrate restriction. (See the link below about the ADA.) . The ADA recommends that diabetic's blood sugar measurement before meals should be between 80 - 120 mg/dl and less than 170 mg/dl one to two hours after meals. Please use a glucometer and check until you're sure your carbohydrate intake doesn't bring your blood sugar above these limits. . I am non-insulin- dependant diabetic type 2 and I can cope with no more than 15 grams of carbohydrate per day. Anything more than that and I feel dreadful. However, everyone is different. Some people with diabetes type 2 can cope with more, particularly if they are taking insulin. . Diabetes (type II) is the body's way of telling you that you do not need as many carbohydrates as you are currently eating. Insulin sensitivity will increase as you lower your carbohydrate intake. . We're talking about diabetes here, and your limbs and eyes and organs are at stake if you happen to be different from average. Everyone's reaction to carbohydrate is somewhat different, and if you're diabetic you can't afford to be wrong. Taking the advice above, I'd buy a glucometer (available inexpensively at any drugstore) and learn exactly how much carbohydrate *you* can eat without raising your blood sugar above the now-recommended limits. . Note that changing the GI Index of carbohydrates you eat will soften the blood sugar spike too, so you have more control than simply changing the *amount* of carbohydrates you eat. More details on this strategy at the link below on "How to keep your blood sugar under control". See the page link, further down this page, listed under Sources Related Links for more information.
Because of your question I think you are trying to help yourself instead of seeking professional help. I do realize that in the U.S. (unlike Canada) it is expensive and diffic…ult to seek help for almost all health issues, but it's important you find a source that will help you out. Usually diabetics are treated by a nutritionist for a few months. I know you are aware you are over-weight and it's important you try your best to lose some weight with the help of your nutritionist which will minimize problems that can be associated with diabetes. My mother found out she was diabetic when she was 35 years old (was a slim woman) and she worked with a nutritionist and watched her diet to the "T" and she lived to be almost 84. If you simply can't afford a nutritionist or specialist then the very best place to go (will cost you a lot less) it "Weight Watchers." Weight Watchers is about corrective eating and they deal with diabetics and people with allergies. I lost 15 lbs. this summer at Weight Watchers (15 years ago lost 45 lbs.) and every so often I go in for what I call a "tune-up." The nice thing about Weight Watchers is your weight remains private (only the person weighing you in will know) and it's up to you if you choose to tell others. They just don't teach you how to eat correctly, but tell you what exercises you should do and where to buy your food at a good cost. The group encourages each other so attending meetings are important. These meetings are informative, light, and full of fun. Men seem to lose weight at a more rapid weight than women and it's because men don't carry that layer of fat women do. ANSWER= VERY LITTLE! coming from a type 1 diabetic, extreme control over sugar intake is necessary, lest you wish to become a type 1. I suggest only consuming fruit and fruit juice sweetened products because they're more slowly digestible sugars. Omit ALL refined sugar foods, they will cause blood sugar spikes that are damaging. Diabetics can not only not process sugar but carbohydrates and fats as well. All carbs turn to sugar in the body so I strongly suggest a VERY low carb /low fat/ portion controlled diet. Research the foods that are considered" slowly digestible carbohydrate foods "such as beans ,peas, lentils,ect.and replace the high carb foods with these. Begin to read labels carbs are hidden everywhere even in ketchup! be wary of artificial sweeteners such as Splenda and others that will spike sugar. Omit soft drinks and replace with water. (WATER is key in keeping and getting high blood sugars down). This is the basis for optimum blood sugar control.
None if she is trying to lose weight not gain it.
A 75-year old women should eat close to 300 carbs per day. This istrue as long as she is not diabetic or has any other healthissues.?Ã¦
If you mean added sugar, you should eat none. If you feel the need for something sweet, use a sugar substitute called stevia . If you are talking about sugars that occur natu…rally in foods, then you need to be counting carbohydrates.
If you are wanting to lose weight , 20 - 70 grams are recommended depending on your level of activity. For more information, see the page link, further down this page, listed… under Related Questions.
You need to test this out for yourself by checking your blood sugar levels, with your glucose meter, after eating. Check one hour after eating and again two hours after eating…. That way you will learn your carbohydrate limit. Moreover, the carbohydrate limit varies from person to person. Some people with diabetes type 2 can tolerate far fewer carbohydrates than others can. Eat according to your meter . Know your individual carbohydrate tolerance. Never follow what others do. Never leave it to chance. You have far too much to lose.
Yes. Diabetcs should be regularly checking their blood sugar levels and taking the correct amount of insulin to compensate for their carbohydrate intake (Type 1 Diabetics). … Their is no reason for a diabetic person to make any major changes to their diet, although a healthy diet is recommended for anyone, not just those diagnosed as diabetic, again providing that their blood sugar is monitored and their insulin intake is administered correctly.
That depends on what you mean by "dry" and whether you want to lose weight, gain weight, or maintain weight. See the Related Question for more information.
My avg. consumption of carbohydrates is limited to 65 grams x 3 meals, or a total of 195 grams. Amounts may vary, according to individual conditions.
A person with type one Diabetes should consume the number of carbs consistent with a healthy diet based on the age height weight and activity level.
There are several food that do contain carbs. They have whats called a carb counter to allow individuals to eat carbs but limit the amount. The reason carbs should be limited …is they turn to sugar.
Probably less than you have been. It's difficult to be more specific than that.