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Meal Planning Tips for People with Type 2 Diabetes

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When I first decided to follow the Diabetes meal plan, I was shocked at how many carbs are allowed. It's more than I normally eat, when I'm not dieting.

Although the SP Diabetes plan follows the American Diabetes Association recommendations, I still think the carb count is too high. If I ate all those carbs while staying within my calorie limits, I'd be hungry all day. I'd also gain weight.

Cutting back on carbs is what allowed me to lose weight. When I get over 80 net carbs per day, I start gaining weight, even if my calories are the same. Report
If I ate like this article recommends, my blood sugar levels would be through the roof. Fruit juice is never a good idea for diabetics, eat the whole fruit if you're going to eat fruits at all. I mostly only eat berries. You can't cure diabetes, only keep it under control because if you go back to your old ways of eating, the blood sugar numbers will go up again. The only way I've been able to control my blood sugar numbers is to eat a much lower carb diet than this article suggests. In 1 year I have lost 65 pounds and have been able to go off my insulin and keep my A1C below 6 by eating less than 50 grams of carbs a day. Many artificial sweeteners can spike your blood sugar levels just like sugar. Report
I appreciate the advice on keeping carb levels the same at each meal. I thought the recommended daily carb levels a bit high. I eat maximum 30 grams of unrefined and nutrition rich carbs each meal. I'm diabetic and this keeps my glucose levels stable and in a really good range. I could never dream of drinking fruit juice regularly like the article suggests. Maybe everyone is different. Report
I lowered my hA1c and got myself out of the pre diabetic range by counting my carb intake and eating less than 60 carbs per day. It's not hard to do at all. I just excluded bread a bbqbd pasta from my diet and started eating more green vegetables, cooked and raw. And I started drinking nothing but water, no diet drinks for me! Report
If I ate 30-45 carbs per meal my blood sugar would be over 200 all the time. I eat less than that per day and don't need drugs or insulin to control my blood glucose. Report
I learned alot from the the article.I'm just new at this. Report
I am not diabetic, but I try to follow similar type meal plans offered on SparkPeople. Excellent information, thanks! Report
Super disappointed in the inclusion of dairy recommendations. So many people are lactose intolerant. Many others are vegan or trying to reduce cruelty.
Interesting side note: new nutrition guidelines in Canada - the first ever to be formed without beef and dairy board influence - have eliminated recommendations for dairy entirely. Report
great information thanks Report
I started counting exchanges. Report
Thank You for the information. Report
while OJ may only have 26g of carbs it is guaranteed to spike your blood sugars! it si what nurses use to get your blood sugar up rapidly if someone is having a hypoglycemic episode. Report
this looks like a good balanced plan for any one... Report

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