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Carbohydrate-Counting Chart for People with Diabetes

A Single-Serving Reference Guide

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Thanks! for info.great stuff Report
Good info...Thanks for the share. Report
Super article...now if only there were a simple diabetic exchange counter we could use easily here. I don’t want to leave SparkPeople, but I also don’t want to have to track in two separate places. I know, I know; it’s all just tracking. But I was just given a diabetic-type exchange chart and I can’t stand the thought of having to flip back and forth between chart and logging in foods here. Why hasn’t this been done already? (Not expecting an answer here, I know. I will be copying and mailing emailing this to the friendly folks at SparkPeople for feedback.) Report
My husband is type 2 diabetic and this chart is extremely helpful. Thanks so much. Report
The chart is helpful. Report
Thank you for this excellent article. Report
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Very convenient chart. Report
i know this is an older article, but it's really good information. Report
TOMATOCAFEGAL
HELPFUL CHART Report
1CARLA4,
I don't know how old your request for tips for getting back on the wagon are, but here's what I use to keep me motivated to control my diabetes...
TEST CONSISTENTLY: test your blood anywhere from 3 - 6 times per day. Start as soon as you are up and around in the morning before consuming any food and finish right before going to bed. I have found nothing better to getting a grip on my carb intake than seeing a BG over 200 BEFORE eating lunch.

Sprinkle your other testing around at random times of the day with an awareness of what you've eaten and how long it's been. My bottom line is that I don't want to lose my eyesight, my fingers, toes, or kidneys to this degenerative condition. Therefore, the long term habit of doing frequent testing keeps me constantly reminded that my pancreas is no longer as healthy as it should be.

Blessings upon your efforts to regain control over your health,
Dave Report
1CARLA4
Hi, I was diagnosed about 10 years ago as type 2 diabetic, I followed a low carb diet by watching carbs and portions, when I started I weigh about 245 I ended up at 189 which was good because my a1c was 10.1 and I got it down to 6.1, well I literally fell off the wagon and am having a hard time getting back on, even though I know I have to but just can't do it!! I am trying following the low carb diet and portion control and do it for a few days then off the wagon I go. Any ideas how to get past the few day thing and stay on the wagon short of putting on a seat belt!! Anyone having problems? Would love to know and woud love to have help and maybe help each other!! thanks for listening! My a1c is now 8.2. Report
Would like to see some carb suggestiins for bariatric patients. Report
very helpful & useful Report
Good information Report
Very informative and helpful. Report

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