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How many carbs should a 5'5'' 225 lb female type 2 diabetic eat per day?

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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 difficult 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.

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