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How many carbs should a type two diabetic consume in one day?

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Dr. Rami Almokayyad answered

Specializes in Endocrinology

The less carbs consumed daily, the better! but the problem is you will not be able to maintain that diet for ever, and because of that 45-60 gm of carbohydrate (3-4 carb choices) per meal is a more reasonable alternative, doing that typically reduces the extreme spikes in the blood glucose.

Answered Aug 13, 2015


Dr. Robert Dons answered

Specializes in Endocrinology

Limiting complex carb intake when you are able to exercise as a diabetic is totally wrong! you may need 90-120 gms of carbs if you are working out heavily. It's the animal protein - 50% of which converts to glucose in the body over 6+ hours - that will cause sustained increases in blood sugar and promote most dm complications.

Answered Apr 24, 2016



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