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I'm a diabetic kitoacidosis.I find it hard to control my sugar level.I'd cut totally on sugar&eat very min carb.I'm on 68units of insulin a day.

I'm a diabetic kitoacidosis.I find it hard to control my sugar level.I'd cut totally on sugar&eat very min carb.I'm on 68units of insulin a day.

Exercise + wt. loss: It appears you have a degree of Insulin resistance. If you are overweight, even mild to moderate weight loss will make you more Insulin sensitive and help your diabetes control. Also regular exercise will help increase Insulin sensitivity. By the way avoiding all refined foods and eating a generous amount of vegetables will help as well. ...Read more

Carbs (Definition)

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


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How to figure out how much carbs to take as a diabetic?

How to figure out how much carbs to take as a diabetic?

Depends: Upon height, weight, activity and many other factors. You need to get specific instruction from a registered dietitian that's just right for you and for the rest of your life. ...Read more

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Can a type 1 diabetic drink over-the-counter percogesic?

Can a type 1 diabetic drink over-the-counter percogesic?

Yes: Although the manufacturer of this combination pain medicine recommends telling your doctor if you have diabetes if you have normal liver and kidney function taking it for a few days will not harm you. Discuss it with your doctor. ...Read more

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

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

45-60 gm per meal: 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. ...Read more

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List of foods that are good carbs and bad carbs for a diabetic?

List of foods that are good carbs and bad carbs for a diabetic?

Too long to: List here. Check w/diabetes.Org for more information. A good registered dietitian can also help provide information. ...Read more

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Can you let me know how many carbs should a diabetic person eat a day?

Can you let me know how many carbs should a diabetic person eat a day?

Of macronutrients...: Protein, carbs, and fats are called macronutrients. Carbs: sugar and starch -should be lowest on the totem pole. I recommend 60g or less. Good fats (monosaturates), high in olive, peanut, and canola oils should replace others in cooking. Vegetables and lean meat should be staples. A low carb lifestyle is best! ...Read more

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What facts are good about carbs and diabetes that are appropriate and sensible?

What facts are good about carbs and diabetes that are appropriate and sensible?

At least: At least a few concepts: 1-ask your dr for advice on this, 2-in general carbs need to be controlled and carefully quantified in a coordinated manner with the treating dr, and : 3-complex, natural carbs (eg from fruits) are much better than refined (commercial sugar, pasta, common flour etc). I hope this answer helps. ...Read more

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What over-the-counter drugs can you take for a cold when your diabetic?

What over-the-counter drugs can you take for a cold when your diabetic?

Many: You should check the container for summary of ingredients and make certain that it does not contain sugar. Whether you should or should not take a specific otc medication will depend in part on the type and severity of your diabetes and its associated complications. ...Read more

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Why would you want diabetics to eat more carbs?

Why would you want diabetics to eat more carbs?

Carbs is fuel: Even if you have diabetes your body needs carbohydrates for energy. A diabetic type 2, hasbto have at least 30 %!of his diet to be carbo. ...Read more

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How many carbs a day should type 2 diabetics eat?

It depends: Upon age, sex, height, weight and other factors. Check w/your doctor and a good registered dietitian. ...Read more

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What are some examples of good carbs and bad carbs for diabetics?

What are some examples of good carbs and bad carbs for diabetics?

Diabetics: First, if you have type 2 diabetes you are not a diabetic. You MUST work to totally get rid of diabetes. Good and bad carbs does not mean much. Please have your primary doctor refer you to a dietitian so you can work together to get rid of diabetes. ...Read more

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How many grams of carbs per day for a type! 2! diabetic on insulin?

How many grams of carbs per day for a type! 2! diabetic on insulin?

Less: You will find the fewer carbs a day, the less Insulin you require. What matters more is that you are using enough Insulin to maintain very good control of sugars. You should also be consistent with carbs. Be realistic, dont eat nothing and be miserable, but it is also dangerous to eat too much then too little carbs which causes high highs and low lows. Try to eat consistent amount. ...Read more

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Should a diabetic pay more attention to carb count or glycemic index?

Should a diabetic pay more attention to carb count or glycemic index?

Definately carb coun: Glycemic index is good to be aware about it but Insulin dose calculation is based on carb count. So carb count is more important and practical. If one notice variability in glycemic response it could be related to glycemic index. ...Read more

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How many grams of carbs should an insulin dependant diabetic eat per day?

How many grams of carbs should an insulin dependant diabetic eat per day?

Range: It is recommend the average adult eat about 60 gm of carbs (sugar) with each meal, larger people or men may sometimes eat up to 75 gm carb per meal and smaller people or those trying to do low carb 45gm of carb per meal with snacks being about 15 gm of carb. ...Read more