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What is an example of a person with type 2 diabetes who can tolerate a lot of carbohydrates?
July 17, 2010 6:46PM
(Recommended carb intake must be be tailored to the individual. Otherwise, you risk your eyesight, your limbs, your organs and your life. )
First of all, it depends if you are within the normal range on the "Body Mass Index (BMI)" or not. If you are overweight or less active you may have to be more strict in the design of your daily plan. For example, I am 5'4" tall and weigh 125lbs thus falling within the acceptable BMI range based on my height and weight...meaning I don't need to lose weight by decreasing my carb intake any more than necessary to control my blood glucose levels. So with that, I'll give you my daily intake as a reference...Breakfast 20-30grams...Snack 15grams...Lunch 30-45grams...Snack 15grams...Dinner 30-45grams...Bedtime snack 15grams. You'll see that breakfast is quite a bit lower than the other meals due to my higher than normal fasting blood glucose levels. Really, you may want to consider consulting a dietitian. I know that my daily intake was fine-tuned by a nutritionist several times over the course of 6 months as I became more aware of when my blood sugar levels were at their best and similarly at their worst...like when you catch a cold.
Yet some people with diabetes type 2 may not be able to tolerate more than 25 grams in total per day.