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Just been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and i'm under the impression i need to eat carbs in between meals, is this right?

Just been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and i'm under the impression i need to eat carbs in between meals, is this right?

No: As long as your not on mealtime Insulin or sulfonylureas, it is not necessary to eat carbs between meals those drugs have increased risk of low blood sugar between meals, so that was often necessary; newer safer agents that don't cause hypoglycemia do not require eating carbs between meals. ...Read more

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Diabetes (Definition)

Diabetes is a disease of increased blood glucose levels. Glucose is a type of sugar that comes from the intake of food. Insulin is a type of hormone that removes the glucose from the blood and moves it into the cells to provide them with energy. There are two different types of diabetes: type 1 and type 2. Type 1 diabetes is when the body does not make any insulin. Therefore, glucose stays inside the blood and does not move into the cells. Type 2 diabetes, which is commonly associated with obesity, is when the body is either resistant to the effects of insulin or when the body does not produce enough insulin. Increased levels of glucose in the body causes severe damage to the ...Read more


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How many carbs for pre diabetes of 6.1 each meal?

How many  carbs for pre diabetes of 6.1 each meal?

Avoid All & go HiFat: Diabetes Mellitus develops over decades, glucose not upper normal until well down the road. Optimal HbA1c for lowest cardiovascular events in human trials 5.0%, well below 6.1%. While >250 gene variants involved, a primary driver is carbohydrates. Study: DietDoctor.com, Mary Enig, FatChance.html, Gary Taubes, Peter Attia, NUSI.org, Science for Smart People, etc. ...Read more

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I was just diagnosed with pre-diabetes,how many carbs should I eat with each meal? I am eating 3 times a day.

Prediabetes: The carb /caloric intake depends on daily energy expenditure and if you are overt/obese (needing to lose wt) Recommend seeing a dietitian to calculate it ...Read more

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Can you answer, is simple carbohydrates and protein with every meal a good plan for diet?

Every one of: Your three meals/day should include water, complex carbohydrates, a moderate amount of protein and some fat, preferably unsaturated or monosaturated. Eat less than your burn off and you'll lose weight in a healthy fashion. It's not rocket science. ...Read more

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What site should I consult when creating a diabetes meal plan?

What site should I consult when creating a diabetes meal plan?

ADA site: The american diabetic association site has a wealth of information. If you really need held ask your doctor to send you to a diabetic nutritionist. Insurance should cover diabetic education. ...Read more

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I'm under a diet plan for gestational diabetes and i get hungry sooner than my next snack/meal. Should i eat something or should I wait?

I'm under a diet plan for gestational diabetes and i get hungry sooner than my next snack/meal. Should i eat something or should I wait?

Consult your DR: Your dietician, ob, or endocrinologist will work with you to select the best foods. Exercise is crucial. You will learn to eat what you need at the times you need food. ...Read more

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I think I have diabetes and am away from any medical centre for a week. How to manage meal plan/exercise till I have it checked?

I think I have diabetes and am away from any medical centre for a week. How to manage meal plan/exercise till I have it checked?

See below: Easiest way is to do the plate method. 9 inch plate, 1/2 of which will be vegetables, 1/4 carbs ( small scoop of potatoes/ rice/ pasta, or small piece of bread) , 1/4 protein ( size of a dec of cards for lean meat), fruits over pastries if possible, snacks in between should include small carb and protein, exercise 30-60 min a day, start slow if you have not exercised for a while. See a dr soon. ...Read more

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My mom has high uric acid, diabetes, heart, blood pres. She wants to know why it's caused. Provide meal plan she does not eat meat or fish. What else?

My mom has high uric acid, diabetes, heart, blood pres. She wants to know why it's caused. Provide meal plan she does not eat meat or fish.  What else?

Overweight?: Your mom's diagnoses often go together with overweight, which can cause each of them. I would recommend a calorie restricted diet, with particular attention paid to avoiding high glycemic foods, like potatoes, bread, rice, sugar, cakes etc. Daily exercise would be important too, aiming for 45 minutes each day, aiming to get a little short of breath and sweaty. Hopefully things improve soon. ...Read more

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Will eating these http://www.Womenshealthmag.Com/fitness/abs-diet-quickstart-meal-plan and exercising help me get flat abs. Thought carbs were bad.

Will eating these http://www.Womenshealthmag.Com/fitness/abs-diet-quickstart-meal-plan and exercising help me get flat abs. Thought carbs were bad.

Weight loss is : Necessary to lose fat in the abdominal area. They indicated "almonds and other nuts, beans and other legumes, spinach and other green vegetables, dairy (low-fat), instant oatmeal, eggs, turkey and other lean meats, peanut butter, olive oil, whole-grain breads and cereals, extra-protein (whey) powder, raspberries and other berries." heavy, junk carbs are not good. There is no such thing as spot >. ...Read more

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I want to know how to portion my meals better and i need a list of fast carbs?

I want to know how to portion my meals better and i need a list of fast carbs?

Diet: To respond to your question correctly, you need a proper evaluation of your health/ underlying conditions. So start with your pcp office visit first and than you can get a nutritionist/dietitian referral. ...Read more

Carbs (Definition)

Carbs is an abbreviation for carbohydrates. The human body breaks down carbohydrates into basic sugars such ...Read more