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Thank you for the information. It was someone on one of the diabetic sites that said a diabetic could not lose weight without going that low. So I gave it a try but found it impossible to get that low and still stay on a well balanced diet. Then I read an article that said more or less the same thing you just said. I had decided already not to try going that low again, so thank you for confirming that I have made the right choice. With our doctors blessing we are already on a low fat, low sodium, low sugar diet with lots of fruit and veggie servings each day.

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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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I am pre-diabetic and my husband is type 2 diabetic. I have been working for several years trying to create the best possible diet for us to follow. It seems to be working fine for me, I have lost about 60 lbs. going from 207 to 144 and my husband has lost a little weight but not enough. going from 217 down to 202. He is on metformin.

On the diabetic message boards I have been getting some conflicting information and would like to verify how many carbs a person with diabetes should consume in a day. I am always in the range on my nutrition tracker but on the message boards I have been told it should not be over 40 grams of carbs a day. Please help me find the truth.

Dotti



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