I'm not sure who/where you are getting that information from, but it is recommended that you eat at least 120 grams of carbohydrates each day from fat free/low fat dairy, fruits, veggies and grains. 40 grams of carbohydrates a day is much too low, unless a person has been told otherwise by their medical provider and/or Registered Dietitian.
Each person should actually work with their medical provider and Registered Dietitian or Certified Diabetes Educator to establish the best nutritional plan for their individual medical conditions, including diabetics. I would certainly not go by the information of having no more than 40 grams of carbohydrates a day, as that is not something that would be recommended as a general rule, it would only be something that would apply to a specific person and their individual needs (perhaps they have more health conditions than diabetes).
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