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I'm diabetic. Got my a1c. Checked its at a 9 so i'm trying to cut out carbs and sugar how many carbs per day should I have ?

I'm diabetic. Got my a1c. Checked its at a 9 so i'm trying to cut out carbs and sugar how many carbs per day should I have ?

Listen to your body: The easiest way to control diabetes is to avoid carbs that turn quickly into sugar like sugar, sweet fruit, processed grains, and alcohol and to use instead vegetables and beans that require more digestion and contain fiber as well. If each of 6 small meals has these good carbs, a little high quality protein, and good fats and if one moves for 10 minute each time one eats hga1c will drop. ...Read more

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Managing Low Blood Sugar (Checklist)

Avoid skipping meals
Once
Eat protein-rich snacks every 2 hours
Daily
Keep fruit with you at all times if you feel hypoglycemic
Once
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T1 diabetic with good sugar control. What is the max amount of water you should drink per day ? Been drinking about a gallon per day to stay healthy.

T1 diabetic with good sugar control. What is the max amount of water you should drink per day ? Been drinking about a gallon per day to stay healthy.

Water intake: Hi. There is a lot of opinion stated as fact regarding water intake. Most of everything you drink is water (juice, milk, beer, soda, whatever; exception-distilled liquor). As a type 1, you should avoid sweet drinks unless you're treating a low. Drink enough to not be dehydrated! Varies with ambient temp, humidity, and activity level. Try to keep urine clear to light; darker urine = need more H2O. ...Read more

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How bad is it if a diabetic had high blood sugar for one hour per day ?

A1c: Hi. Your A1c will answer the question. A1c is the means of predicting risk of all chronic diabetic complications (eye, kidney, nerve, heart attack, stroke, PAD). A high BG does not predict risk. A1c ...Read more

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Managing Low Blood Sugar (Checklist)

Eat complex carbohydrates with protein
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Eat before you feel tired or nauseous
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Have glucose available if blood sugar is too low
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Eating 200 or more grams of sugar in one day if at healthy weight dangerous of diabetes?

Eating 200 or more grams of sugar in one day if at healthy weight dangerous of diabetes?

Yes: Having that much sugar stresses your pancreas, causing it to secrete large amounts of insulin, leading to Insulin resistance and starts you down the road to diabetes. Doing this once won't cause diabetes but doing it even once in a great while is not good for you and will definitely increase risk of diabetes. Sugar is toxic! and it's even worse if it's from high fructose corn syrup or gmo beets! ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed as pre-diabetic and would like to monitor my sugar intake. What should be my daily grams of sugar per 135lbs body weight?

I have been diagnosed as pre-diabetic and would like to monitor my sugar intake. What should be my daily grams of sugar per 135lbs body weight?

Count carbs: Eat like a diabetic and you'll keep from being one. Ask your doctor to send you to diabetes education class. It is usually covered for those with pre-diabetes also. "sugar" is just a simple carb, and those are bad. Complex carbs are good. A diabetes education class will help you learn to eat more healthfully, schedule food regularly, and get daily exercise. ...Read more

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Managing Low Blood Sugar (Checklist)

Eat breakfast within 30 minutes of waking up
in the morning
Eat small high-protein meals / snacks of 125 cal
every 3 hours
Eat lunch on a regular schedule
daily
Eat an extra snack before exercise (100 cal)
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How many grams of all kinds of sugars is safe for a type 2 diabetic?

How many grams of all kinds of sugars is safe for a type 2 diabetic?

3-5 servings at a : Meal. One serving is 15 gms of carbohydrate. See the site below for guidance regarding diabetic diet. http://www.umm.edu/patiented/articles/what_general_guidelines_a_diabetes_diet_000042_2.htm. ...Read more

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