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Specific Answer:Everyone is different. If you are diabetic and worried about harming your body with sugar intake (as you should be), then it is small comfort if your intake is fine for average people but tends to cause high blood sugar for *you* in particular.Rather than researching grams of sugar and asking people (or even doctors) if that's harmful, you should buy a glucometer (blood glucose meter) at any drugstore, learn to use it, and find out what foods you can eat (on your current medicine and diet) that will keep your blood sugar in the safe ranges. (See 'How to control your blood sugar' link, further down this page, listed under Related Links.)

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)After you have determined how much sugar or carbohydrate you can eat and stay within these boundaries, then and only then are absolute grams of carbohydrate or sugar a useful thing to know.

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Depending on your total daily calorie intake, a good rule of thumb would be 40% from CHO (Carbohydrates/sugar) 30% from Protein and 30% from friendly fats. So, say you were allowed x number of cals a day. 40% of those from Carbohydrates would be roughly 800 cals. Divide that by 4 (The amount of calories in 1 gram of CHO) and you have 200 grams of Carbohydrates. "Sugar" as in Fructose, Lactose, Maltose, Sucrose...anything ending in 'ose' means a mono-or disaccaride and is quockly absorbed into the blood. Try to use fructose in fresh fruits and lactose in milk products. The majority of this 200g should come from vegetables and whole grains.

Bear this in mind: Carbs=4 cal per gram, Pro=4 cals per gram, and fats, even friendly ones=9 cals per gram.

Most type 2's have weight issues, so fast acting sugars and empty calories are best limited. See a dietitian for a really definitive meal plan tailored just for you and your needs.

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