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9/22/16 9:14 P

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Mine never gets up to where its suppose to be either,

mine wants me between...360-404 but I can never make it up to that mine,
is always lower.

mine is @ 83 today and always runs low all week.

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9/22/16 8:19 P

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I never could get up to what they recommend, even eating fruit or potatoes. My carb count was normally around 120-135. I do better at below 100.



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9/22/16 8:10 A

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I previously was following the recommendations of 180-200 but recently have changed my goals to target for 100-120 & am feeling so much better. My BS rarely gets over 120 now, and that's even after meal checking. I think it depends on our own needs taking into account physical activity & what meds we may be on.

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9/21/16 7:54 P

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As bad as the ADA's recommendation is, it does serve the purpose that I believe they have set for themselves. The number of carbs goes hand in hand with a dosage of insulin and eating that way and using their guide on how to administer insulin, a non compliant insulin dependent diabetic can extend their quality of life by years with little or no need to test.

However, those are some pretty big qualifications. If you actually want to manage your diabetes and maximize your health and quality of life, you will ignore those recommendations and start learning what your body is like and how best to manage it. For most of us, that is a pretty small (ie well below the American average) amount of carbs and probably only from foods you have determined are safe (ie act slow enough for you body to keep up).

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What the diabetes association recommends is from 180-235 (45-60 g/meal and 3 snacks of 15-20 g) The bottom number is more carbs than I ate before I was diagnosed, so I don't see how increasing it would be helpful to keep blood sugar lower.

I totally agree with you.



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9/21/16 6:14 P

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If I ate that much in carbs, I would have blood sugar over 200. Adding the diabetic/BS tracking option was a great thing but to disable us being able to change our nutrition goals makes it worthless.

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