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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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