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2/19/15 11:46 P

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thank you all for your welcome and feedback on the carbs question. I'm still waiting to get an appointment to see the dietician to get the official numbers. I guess I'm not new anymore, so I better go over to the main board. emoticon

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2/19/15 11:32 A

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As far as how long it takes for BS to reach it's peak, it all depends.....

As you will hear over and over again, everyone is different. If you have a fast digestive system, it can peak within 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 hours. (The average is 2 hours) However, I once tested up to 4 hours after eating and it took well over 3 hours that day to peak on me. (I have a slow digestion so I really have to be careful).

Spiking usually means a sudden and rapid rise in blood sugar levels. Your D team will tell you what numbers you should be looking for in what time frame, and when to be wary.....

Hope it helps....

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2/19/15 7:43 A

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Welcome to the team. Sounds like you are starting off with a great game plan. I've seen others use mason jars for salad prep, actually my nutritionist has posted varied salads in mason jars, great idea. Each person is different when it comes to carb amounts to eat, talk to your doctor, he/she may refer you to a nutritionist which I found to be very informative for me. Wishing you all the best.

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2/19/15 2:10 A

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Yes I've got my glucometer, so that will help. Sparkpeople is making it so easy for me to keep a food journal too - for when I go to see the dietician. I wonder how long after a meal is eaten one's blood sugar hits its peak? I tested once two hours after "getting rid of" some frozen waffles and it read 139, my fasting blood sugar averages about 95, so I don't know if this was a spike (as I'd suspect from pure white carbs).

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2/18/15 8:05 P

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Hi and welcome to the team. Happy to have you on board.

That is a great idea using the mason jars..... I never thought of that.....

As for how many carbs to have at each meal, I guess it is really up to your doctor.... Everyone is different. I would suggest that you keep track of what you are eating and your BS readings both before and after each meal -- at least to begin with. (later on, once you are more familiar with foods and how your body reacts to them, you may be able to stagger testings so you won't have to do it for every meal!) You will probably find that some foods react differently than others... Do you have a blood glucose monitor?

For example, may people love oatmeal but I find it spikes my sugars too much so it is not worth getting a bowl out of the cupboard for just a couple of table spoons. It will take some time and lots of experimentation to find out what is right for you but it will be well worth it in the end.... Just take your log book when you go to the doctor next (or DE or nutritionist)

You mention that you are slightly under what Spark recommends and that is probably a good thing as many people find that the Spark D diet tends to be higher in carbs than most diabetics can handle.... They have to follow guidelines so cannot recommend lower amounts, however they do say that we must listen to our personal recommendations of our doctors

In the end it is all about your numbers.... Good luck.

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2/18/15 3:28 P

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Hi everyone! Just call me CJ. I'm looking for an active team, posting wise. Just diagnosed with T2 and I've kept my blood sugars low enough these past two weeks that the doctor and I agreed to try diet and exercise alone to bring things under control.
My latest proud innovation is to use my mason jars to pre-portion things into 15 carb 'chunks', so I just pick a fruit or veg, protein and carby jar for each meal. Gonna make packing lunches soooo easy!
I haven't been to see the dietician yet, so I'm not sure how many carbs I should have. For now I'm a bit under what the Spark'D suggestions for most meals.

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