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I'm Finding that what my Dr. said isn't True for Me...I was told to eat 45 carbs at each of my 3 meals and 15 for my 3 snacks. My numbers did come down but not where they should be. I dropped my carb count to under 100 per day and now my numbers are much lower. Everyone is Different I guess...

- Submitted by GEMINI-SKY 8/31/2010 in Living With Diabetes | 8 Comments
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COBOUCH53 9/1/2010 9:30:00 AM

    The dietician I saw told me the same thing 45 carbs per meal. I also found that was to many to keep my bs levels lower. I eat about 100 carbs per day and with exercising, my levels have been pretty good.
GABRIELLAH99 8/31/2010 7:58:00 AM

    Just be careful with your carb being that low. I have epilepsy and have been told that if my meds don't work, we'd swap the 750 mg of drugs for a low carb diet...just to show the impact low carb can have on your brain function.
SUNSHINE6442 1/3/2011 3:56:00 PM

    I eat about 60 carbs per day. Nature's Own Honey Wheat Bread is about 8 carbs a slice. I but it at Walmart. Otherwise Pepperidge Farm Carb Select Bread is 10 Carbs. 1 Sandwich only.
I fill half of my plate with non starchy veggies Artichokes
Asparagus Beets Bell peppers Broccoli Brussels sprouts Cauliflower Carrots Celery Cucumber Eggplant
Green beans Jicama Leafy greens Leeks, onions Mushrooms Snow peas Summer squash Tomatoes Zucchini I avoid starchy vegetables such as potatoes, parsnips, squash, and go easy with carrots, beans, peas and beets. Canned Sweet Corn has a high sugar content and make your blood sugar rise. Frsh is better but I eat neither anymore.
and I have 4 ounces of meat and a fruit..I keep a jornal all day long add calories, carbs and sugar
WOLFKITTY 9/6/2010 1:42:00 AM

    Everyone DEFINITELY IS different!
1CRAZYDOG 9/2/2010 8:51:00 AM

    Yup . . . had the same epiphany. . . I cannot tolerate that many carbs.
HUNGRYWOMAN2 9/1/2010 6:57:00 AM

I definitely agree, everybody's system functions differently. It is trial and error. Glad you found something that works for you.
JIBBIE49 8/31/2010 5:06:00 PM

    Read the ATKINS NEW DIET REVOLUTION as he has a large section on diabetes and living on low carbs. I'm not diabetic and I'm doing ATKINS so I don't become diabetic.
Another good book worth reading is THE SOUTH BEACH HEART HEALTH BOOK by Arthur Agatston, M.D. as he is a Cardiologist who developed the South Beach Diet and he writes a LOT about dealing with Diabetes.
NORASPAT 8/31/2010 7:20:00 AM

    I find it very hard to get my carbs below the 100 a day mark I wish I knew your other secret-how to do it. Pat in Maine

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