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3/23/16 8:53 P

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3/23/16 6:08 P

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James is counting net carbs, total carbs grams - fiber grams. I think he means his sugar is out of control if his net carbs goes over 90, not his blood glucose.

If you eat a lot of fiber, it reduces your net carbs, and the fiber slows down the absorption of your carbs, which helps to minimize sugar spikes.

If you follow the Atkins plan, you count net carbs.

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James how in the world are you able to only have 30 carbs per day?

Also, you said that your blood sugars are out of control at 90, what do you mean? I'm pre-diabetic and my fasting blood sugar is 102 and the normal range, I believe is under 99.

I'm a vegetarian and since my diagnoses in September, I have lost 20+ pounds by cutting out sugars, and carbs, but it is almost impossible for me not to go over on the carbs. I'm practically underweight now and still confused how to maintain the weight with healthy eating.
My A1C went down .3 the first few months but now it's the same.

Can you elaborate on a typical day diet to accomplish the 30 calories? Thanks James and congratulations in what you have been able to accomplish.




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Nice page pointed out by KRYS210.

I'm diabetic, not pre-diabetic, but ...

I was on medication for 12 years before changing what I ate. I've managed my blood sugar by food choices alone, and it has worked for the last 3 years.

I sometimes count carbs (net carbs as pointed out in that article). My goal is low, 30 grams per day, 60 on a high day, not 60 per meal. My blood sugar is out of control at 90 per day, but everyone's carb tolerance is different. I too get high blood sugar when I eat a banana.

As for getting very few carbs in a day, this Wikipedia page:
en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbohydrate
say this "Carbohydrates are a common source of energy in living organisms; however, no carbohydrate is an essential nutrient in human."

The word "essential" means you must get it from food, but here it says not essential. As for my calories, the bulk come from dietary fat and protein.

Edited by: -JAMES- at: 2/19/2016 (08:17)
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1/9/16 6:41 A

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Every diabetic is different and these recommendations are guidelines...Just guidelines!
Certain people like me can not eat bananas or grapes as they both raise my numbers considerably. I do not touch either ever.

Pineapple raises my blood sugar too so if I have a taste I will have a slice and that's all.
60 carbs is way too much for me....I try to stay around 30-35 carbs per meal...usually 30 and 15 carbs for a snack.

As another poster suggested it is best to test. If you test 2 hours after eating a food you will be able to determine what to stay away from, what you can eating smaller quantities. It seems like a pain at the start but once you learn what your body can handle it is easy.

I do not deal with net carbs I just get up and move every 20 minutes and walk as much as I can...of course if you go over your carbs once and awhile kt is not the end of the world...as you test and go along you will know what you can and can not eat. Just watch the sugar and the preservatives...eat fresh and you should have good numbers.



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1/8/16 7:17 P

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See if this article helps you figure this out:

www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutriti
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Here's with a chart (on page 2) that might help.

www.sparkpeople.com/resource/health_
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ticles.asp?id=882


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The American Diabetic Association recommends between 45-60 carbs per meal, and about 15 carbs per snack.

I've been to a diabetes class and they never said anything about eating more than 60 carbs at a meal.

I use the Sparkpeople Diabetes Nutrition Plan to keep track of my carbs.

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I remember wanting a certain numbers of carbs for this or that result. There can better control of carbs are in the range of 35-45 per meal and snack 5 to 15. Remember each of us are different and our bodies react different to certain kind of carbs whether they are bread or fruit or even certain carb veggies as sweet potatoes. The best way to gauge what foods raise your blood sugars is to test before and after you eat. Some promote a low carb lifestyle. you can to find what works for you. Exercise is important. We have leaders here who can help you with this. I am responding because I know what it is like to be newly diagnosed and want in some one who can relate. many say the diabetic asso carbs recommendations are too high???

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I attended a pre-diabetic class and was given an later purchased an American diabetic association literature- but in the class the diet consider ok was over 60 carbs per meal as well as eating almost everything. Has anyone has any comments?

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