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Chinese curry Type 1 diabetes

Discussion in 'Diabetes Discussions' started by Vickitub, Apr 14, 2019.

  1. Vickitub

    Vickitub Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I’m very newly diagnosed with tile 1 diabetes and I’m wondering about what I can eat. I love Chinese curry and ordering out for it. Any anyone help me with what I can do now please.
     
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    Diakat Type 1 · Moderator
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    Are you carb counting and adjusting insulin yet? If so : Lookup carb counts of similar meals online. Match your insulin to portion.
     
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    Vickitub Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I’ve no clue how to do that yet. I’m just out of hospital a few days. Thank you for replying to me I appreciate it.
     
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    Diakat Type 1 · Moderator
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    Ok, eventually you’ll reach a point where you are taught to adjust your doses depending on what you eat.
    Right now I’m guessing they have you on a fixed dose for every meal. Is that right?
     
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    Vickitub Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Yeah I’m on 4 four three times a day and 12 from the long lasting one at night. I hope to figure this out because I don’t want to drive everyone nuts asking what I can and can’t eat.
     
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    With type 1, most people can eat what they want.
    However, this is achieved by matching their insulin dose to what they eat.
    When we are first diagnosed, it is common to be advised a fixed insulin dose and then given information about adjusting doses later. This is based on the number of grammes of carbohydrates so you will read the term “carb counting”.
    If you want to learn about this, you could try the online course Bertie Online.

    So, in short, you should be able to eat Chinese curry.

    As 90% of people with diabetes have type 2, a lot of what you will read about diabetes treatment such as what you can and cannot eat will be targeted at people with type 2 so not applicable to type 1.
     
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    Vickitub Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Thank you, I will look those up and study as hard as I can xx
     
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    Vickitub Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I eat tiny portions I could never eat a full meal. I’ll be very careful for sure. I’ll be seeing my doc soon. Thank you so much for the advice. Xx
     
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