Hi Dawn I just started insulin 2 1/2 months ago and my nutritionist told me I needed to eat 45-60 grams of carbs at each meal so the insulin has something to work with. I was also told to eat 20 grams of carbs for two snacks.
I've reduced my carbs from those numbers just because I stopped eating bread, potatoes, noodles and processed foods so I found it hard to eat that much but a typical meal for me when I was eating that much was fibre 1 cereal with a banana and milk for breakfast. A tuna sandwich with added veggies and a salad for lunch and fish, 1/2 cup of potato or rice and stir fried veggies for supper. For snack, I normally had a piece of fruit for one snack and a sweet treat for the other.
If you use the tracker, it will tell you how many carbs are in everything you eat. Be sure to subtract the fibre from the carbs to get the net amount.
Hope this helps :)
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Hi, I am not on insulin, but I would like to encourage you to follow whatever diet and exercise your doctor prescribed. I weighed 305 a few months ago, and now am at 280. You can do it! I have a long way to go, but am working on it. I know, too, that there will be someone here who knows about insulin and can help. (I am 49 years old). Shelley
My name is Dawn I am 52 and my weight is 338 pounds I am new to the group was just put on insulin need help my a1c was 12 over the top and I don't know how to start and what to eat any help would be great.
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