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Carbohydrate enjoyment

Discussion in 'Diabetes Soapbox - Have Your Say' started by PaulAshby, Feb 11, 2021.

  1. kevinfitzgerald

    kevinfitzgerald Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I am fairly liberal when it comes to carbs but like everything else I do not over do it. Moderation and balance is key. I am 40 years Type 1 but generally speaking I eat what I want when I want..

    If I did not have Diabetes my pancreas would produce the insulin needed to regulate the sugars in my blood following my food eaten. I know it might sound silly but I look at it as though I carry a pancreas around with me in my pocket (Insulin Pen Novorapid) and use it when I eat something whether that be a fresh salad or a carby meal. The only difference being my insulin not coming directly from my pancreas.. It is injected but does the same thing.

    I sometimes think what a terrible shame it would be if I did not allow my self to indulge every now and then on a Spag Bol, Lamb Jalfrezi with Rice, Rump Steak and Chips and maybe once in a while an Apple Turnover with Cream..

    Knowing what to Bolus has come with experience but I do not live by my condition. I respect it greatly, I just do not obsess over what I eat. Would be awful if I didn't use my Insulin for what it is for!
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  2. Keitho 2

    Keitho 2 Type 1 · Newbie

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    Would be interesting to see the difference in Hba1C's across the different idiologies attached to carbohydrates. I am running a much lower carb diet as a T1 Diabetic and have a Hba1C of 5.4. I am very fit doing 300 plus km of riding a month which sometimes allows for sweets when going low and I am very much perfect from a weight perspective. We have no idea of the numbers in the above thread which should be a key part of this conversation I would have thought.
  3. Antje77

    Antje77 LADA · Moderator
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    I'm pretty much the opposite of yourself, exept for eating lowish carbs most of the time. Still enjoying my Belgian specialty beers and the occasional Chinese take-away (minus most of the rice) though.
    Furthermore, extreme couch potato due to depression and anxiety, especially since lockdown. BMI of around 35. Smoker. Same hba1c as you have with a pretty stable line though.
  4. Beating-My-Betes

    Beating-My-Betes · Well-Known Member

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    Quite a few type I stories, here:


    Also, this guy:


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