In my experience, and the experience other diabetics with whomI correspond , the ADA's recommended allotment of carbs per meals and snacks (30/15, the lowest of the ranges given in this article) still cause too much of a spike in blood sugar. The ADA's daily comes out to 120 grams of carb per day but even those on medication, including myself, have consistently higher numbers than keeping it below 60 or even 80.
I love the info but I agree with Wisewife. For me, it helps to avoid carbs or seriously minimize them. I do love my bread and cookies. Thanks for the chart. Very helpful
8/9/2009 10:34:30 AM
Eating that way I needed Metformin to control my blood glucose levels, and they were 140 after meals. Eating low carb I have no need of medication, and have normal, non-diabetic blood sugars. This diet has way too many carbs for a diabetic to have good control of their glucose levels. Hugs, WW
6/23/2009 7:11:38 AM
Well it is good information. However what I found from my experience that it is not good idea, at least for me, to take very small potion of food. It does not work for me.
Thank you so much for this info, especially the chart. I have been checked for diabetes but test say I do not have it. I know I have sugar issues though, and my mothers brother has it, plus i am over weight and had gestational during my pregnancy. All make me a prime candidate. this is helpful for me to keep from getting it.
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