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Doctor insights on: Low Carb, Night Time Snacks

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Carbs (Definition)

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


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If I have to find, in the stores, high protein / low carb snacks, are there other things besides the usual turkey jerky or buffalo jerky?

If I have to find, in the stores, high protein / low carb snacks, are there other things besides the usual turkey jerky or buffalo jerky?

Others include...: Low-carb snacks include celery with peanut butter, hard boiled eggs, nuts, cheese, lettuce wraps with lunch meat, etc... More ideas are at: http://lowcarbdiets.About.Com/od/whattoeat/a/snacks.Htm. ...Read more

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I am on a low carb diet for reactive hypoglycemia. I feel really wired a lot and can't relax. How much carb in grams should I have per snack ?

I am on a low carb diet for reactive hypoglycemia. I feel really wired a lot and can't relax. How much carb in grams should I have per snack ?

Depends on type: Not all carbs are created equal- some, like sugars and white bread and rice, raise blood sugar quickly, while others, like apples and carrots, raise blood sugar more slowly. Rather than limiting carbs you should limit carbs with a high glycemic index or only eat them with low glycemic index foods (it averages out). See http://www.Mendosa.Com/gilists.Htm ; http://www.Acu-cell.Com/dis-hyp.Html. ...Read more

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Yet another question about weight loss and toning up? Are peanuts and almonds a good low carb snack?

Yes, but calories: These are good low carbohydrate snacks, and are okay in moderation. Both have high fat content. Each almond has about ten calories. ...Read more

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Iam on low carb diet and dont hAve carbs at night then also my fasting is not leas than 130 , i do swimming also pls suggest... My pp always less 150?

Iam on low carb diet and dont hAve carbs at night then also my fasting is not leas than 130 , i do swimming also pls suggest... My pp always less 150?

A1c?: Hi. Your fasting seems to be OK but not great, while your post-prandial sugar seems excellent. You haven't asked a question, so I'm not sure what you're looking for. However, your A1c is what's important in assessing control and risk of complications. Talk with your doc about getting an A1c, and make sure you keep it chronically under 7%. Good luck! ...Read more

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1.5 hrs after low carb/high protein dinner my gluc level was 57 (checked 3 times). Few minutes later consistently 81. I felt fine. Error in machine?

Test: Error possible but most lab testing devices are going to have a range of values even with a standardized sample. If you felt fine since all the values were fine, be happy. If you have a standard to test against you could try that to check the machine. ...Read more