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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.
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
I'm a diabetic I have hyper hbp & i bought some multi-betic multivita over the counter&itook them before i was told i had hbp should ikeep on?
Hypertension: I don't know what's in your otc drug. Be sure you are following your doctors prescription and discuss with the doctor. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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