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


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How many carbs a day should type 2 diabetics eat?

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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I am Type 2 Diabetic. I have fasting insulin level of 12.3 and fasting serum glucose of 275. I eat between 50-100g carbs/day. What am I doing wrong?

I am Type 2 Diabetic. I have fasting insulin level of 12.3 and fasting serum glucose of 275.  I eat between 50-100g carbs/day.  What am I doing wrong?

Many options: Hi. I think it is more fruitful to ask, "What can be done differently to optimize control?" than "What am I doing wrong?". We don't know what diabetes drugs you're on, so I can't make any firm recommendations. Consider: healthy diet & regular exercise FOR LIFE. You're probably on metformin. I love the GLP-1 drugs (e.g., Victoza). SGLT-2 inhibitors are very nice too. Insulin's great when needed. ...Read more

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Have type 2 diabetes; and have been on a strict ketogenic low carb diet. Ques: is it safe to eat up to 8 eggs a day in terms of ldl?

Have type 2 diabetes; and have been on a strict ketogenic low carb diet. Ques: is it safe to eat up to 8 eggs a day in terms of ldl?

It does not : Need to be ketogenic in my view. Sugar is the villain and you do need a supplement of vitamin b1 + magnesium + multivitamin. It has recently been shown that diabetics excrete a lot of vitamin b1 in urine so it is important to replace it. ...Read more

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What are considered the most effective carbs for a person with type 2 diabetes to eat?

What are considered the most effective carbs for a person with type 2 diabetes to eat?

No: To control diabetes, the best way is to control the total calories based on the body weight. Carbs proportion should be reduced. There is no evidence indicating one kind of carbs better than others. ...Read more

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Being diagnosed as a type II diabetic, I am curious to know what foods I should eat. What should I look out for in food labels? Sugar? Carbs? Fats?

Being diagnosed as a type II diabetic, I am curious to know what foods I should eat.  What should I look out for in food labels?  Sugar?  Carbs? Fats?

All of the above: The best way to get the answer to this dilemma is to have one or two sessions with a registered dietician. There is a wealth of information put out by the american diabetes association, but start with a formal consult and then go from there. ...Read more

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Can eating loads of wholemeal carbs cause type 2 diabetes if slim? I don't eat white carbs on a regular basis.

Can eating loads of wholemeal carbs cause type 2 diabetes if slim? I don't eat white carbs on a regular basis.

CARBS,...: Eating carbs is not the cause for developing Type 2 diabetes unless you also are out of shape, do not exercise, have a family history of Diabetes, and do not take care of your overall health. For example Michael Phelps the Olympic swimmer will consume 12,000 calories a day when exercising but does not get Diabetes, because he stays fit and burns them off. Even so, use portion control. Stay well! ...Read more

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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?

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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Vegetarian with type 2 diabetes looking for non-soy protein to eat with carbs?

Vege protein: If your vegan, options will be limited, beans or bean pastes, nuts, nut butters, butters hummus, seitan is excellent choice , tahini, . Combinations can provide adequate nutrients rice and beans, some vegans add yeast powders to foods to get b12. ...Read more

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I have a friend who was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. He doesn't have to have insulin but need to eat healthy with high carbs. Can you please give me a website or some information on how to take care of this? He has been exercising and watching what he

Thank : Thank you for your question. I would suggest you look at the website for the american diabetes association, www.Diabetes.Org. This site will provide a wealth of information for you and your friend. As you may know, type 2 diabetes is a condition where the body develops a resistance to insulin. As a result, the body has to make more and more Insulin to process glucose properly. The excess in glucose and Insulin eventually has several bad effects on the body, and can result in heart disease, vascular disease, kidney disease, eye disease and nerve problems. A diabetic diet is low in carbohydrates, especially simple sugars. By following a diabetic diet, and losing weight if one is overweight, some people can treat and even cure their diabetes without medicines. ...Read more

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Mom has hypoglycemia no diabetes. On a high protein low carb diet. But still if she doesn't eat every hour or two she has a hypoglycemic attack.

Mom has hypoglycemia no diabetes. On a high protein low carb diet. But still if she doesn't eat every hour or two she has a hypoglycemic attack.

You answered: Your question, proper healthy healthy diet includes right amount of carbohydrates , proteins and fats , absence of any one will alter the body chemistry, take to her doctor for check up , lab work up and diet concealing ...Read more

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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

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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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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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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

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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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I'm fit, no diabetes, parent + grand do, eat light carbs, but have hypoglycemia since childhood. It's recently dropping 3/4x a day. Could I have LADA?

I'm fit, no diabetes, parent + grand do, eat light carbs, but have hypoglycemia since childhood. It's recently dropping 3/4x a day. Could I have LADA?

Unlikely : Hello Prisilla. Hypoglycemia can happen in the early stages of diabetes . In your case you have been getting hypoglycemia since childhood without full manifestation of diabetes so LADA is unlikely . You need full work up and evaluation of hypoglycemia . It is important to do accuchecks during episodes to see how low the glucose leveles are. ...Read more

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32wks pregnant w/ gestational diabetes.control w/diet.last 2days eat too much carbs got high reading(124,153..)2x a day.did it put baby at risk?

32wks pregnant w/ gestational diabetes.control w/diet.last 2days eat too much carbs got high reading(124,153..)2x a day.did it put baby at risk?

Yes: It is imperative that you stay on your diet as the baby's risk for Macrosomia(too large baby weight) is dependent upon your diets' compliance or not. When the baby is too large then there is a rash of vaginal delivery complications and inherent risks to the baby's health in general. ...Read more

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I have gestational diabetes and my blood sugar levels that i check 4 times a day are at lower edge(around 90), even if i eat many carbs.wht it means?

90 is great!: Normal glucose range for someone without diabetes is 60-100, so no dangers whatsoever from a sugar of 90. Target range for a young person with diabetes is 80-120, and a little lower, maybe 70-110, during pregnancy.. Sounds like you're doing great! ...Read more

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If I have diabetes and don't know it, what happens if i eat sweets i ate - mostly carbs and sweets then started to feel chilled

If I have diabetes and don't know it, what happens if i eat sweets i ate - mostly carbs and sweets then started to feel chilled

If : If you are concerned that you have diabetes, then you must see your doctor for testing. High blood sugar levels over time can affect your blood vessels and organs leading to heart attack, stroke, limb loss, blindness, etc. Also dangerous changes in acid balance in your blood can occur, which could be fatal. Please see a doctor. ...Read more