The Global Diabetes Community Forum
For people with Type 1 diabetes (same for T2)
The actual amount of carbohydrate that the body needs varies depending on your age, weight and activity levels, but it should make up about half of what you eat and drink over the course of a week.
catalpa55 wrote:I'd be interested to know if anyone else knows of any research papers on brain requirements for particular amounts of carbohydrate daily though??
Fallenstar wrote:80 grams sounds good to me...give it a few weeks and see what happens...good luck And don't forget the rainbow on your plate!
They promised to send me the references .....
From the US Dietary reference intakes. This document explains, complete with references how they came up with the RDA of 130g for adults.No idea where the 130g figure comes from but it is the figure most Consultants quote going by past discussion on this subject on the forum.........hopefully someone may enlighten us
Grazer wrote:When you say 130 grams of carbs are needed for the brain, is that for men or women? As men have larger brains than women, presumably we need more carbs?
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