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  • A diabetic needs to count all carbohydrates(sugar, too, is a carbohydrate). Foods such as pasta, bread, and fruits have no sugar but are full of carbohydrates and will cause a rise in blood sugar. Even many of the products labeled "sugar-free" and marketed to diabetics contain carbohydrates and are no better for you than the regular product. The healthy amount of carbohydrates is not the same for everyone, diabetic or not. It might be more or less depending on the individual. Check with your doctor and consider meeting with a Diabetes educator for diabetic counselling.
  • Do not ask how many you can have! Ask how few you should have! Do not think that you can play at this or that it is optional. You need to stay away from sugar, products containing sugar, and you need to count and limit all carbohydrates (sugar is a carbohydrate). At first you may crave sugar and carbohydrates but after a while the cravings go if you do it properly. You need to do it properly and you need to look after yourself.
  • The answer is different for each individual. A much more useful answer that may save lives is: 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 a certain amount is 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 the page 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. In other words, what is safe for one person is notnecessarily safe for you.
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