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How many carbs do YOU eat

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by Mollyc1995, Mar 13, 2019.

  1. Mollyc1995

    Mollyc1995 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    How many carbs do you eat? I know everyone with diabetes is different and some can handle more carbs than others.

    Also what sort of carbs do you eat?
     
  2. Flora123

    Flora123 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I try to stick to around 20g pd.
     
  3. Chook

    Chook Type 2 · Expert

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    As few as I can get away with. Always under 20. On weekdays I aim to be as near to zero as possible but weekend days are usually nearer 20.
     
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  4. Jim Lahey

    Jim Lahey I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Not many. I don’t count, but if I had to then it’s probably less than 10g. Green overground vegetables plus an incidental amount from cream in my coffee. No sugar no grains.
     
  5. lovinglife

    lovinglife Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Between 12 - 20g usually less - I've just recently gone keto - up until then I used to have 70g a day but I was on gliclizide- I dropped the gliclizide when I went keto. Second time of trying my numbers went too high last time and had to take back the gliclizide - this time so far so good :)
     
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    PenguinMum Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I count approximately but aim to stay 30g or under per day. I avoid all forms of potato, pasta, rice, cereal, flour and bread (except for 1 slice of HiLo toast 5g for breakfast most days, never 2 though) and sugar in all its forms insofar as I can.
    What are your thoughts?
     
  7. Spl@

    [email protected] Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Just overground veg. Maybe a little communal carbs if we have a chilli with an onion in.

    Otherwise as little as possible.
     
  8. Mr_Pot

    Mr_Pot Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    About 70-80g a day. Carbs are mostly veg like cauliflower, swede, carrots, lentils, beans etc. not potatoes, bread, rice or pasta.
     
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  9. bulkbiker

    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

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    Like others as few as possible.. usually sub 10g per day.
     
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    I eat as much carbs as I fancy and take my insulin.
    I guess that's the difference between type 1 and type 2.
    Some people with type 1 limit their carbs, but I do not find it necessary.
    For example, yesterday, I ate two Aero bars and a bowl of pasta (and more) and my BG remained between 4 and 8. But I confess not every day is as smooth.
     
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  11. Goonergal

    Goonergal Type 2 · Moderator
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    As few as possible. Less than 10g a day, often far less.
     
  12. Mr_Pot

    Mr_Pot Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    What do you eat to stay that low?
     
  13. Goonergal

    Goonergal Type 2 · Moderator
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    Meat, fish, eggs, cheese, occasional (very occasional) green veg, occasional nuts, cream in tea.
     
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    britishpub Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    No idea. I have no reason to know.

    Not eating carbs has nothing to do with maths.
     
  15. Mr_Pot

    Mr_Pot Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    No onions with the meat, no tomatoes, no mustard, no gravy, no low carb fruits with yoghurt, no square of chocolate?
     
  16. Antje77

    Antje77 LADA · Moderator
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    I guess usually between 50 and 150. Most of them later in the day, as I find it relatively easy to find the correct dose in the evening as compared with the morning. And I do like a beer, but definitely not in the morning :p
     
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  17. Resurgam

    Resurgam Type 2 (in remission!) · Expert

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    I started at 50 gm per day after diagnosis, then went down to 40 purely to try to lose weight, but now am just as low as possible.
    I have been told that I will have a blood test and health check some time in April, and my weight is going up.
    Lower insulin resistance - my guess, but see how I get on with a bag of salad and protein, plus a couple of eggs for a few weeks -
     
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    Caeseji Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Usually under 20g most of the time, mainly eating meat and above ground veg and the occasional dip into the 85% choc!
     
  19. Emma_369

    Emma_369 Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    50-60g max although usually a bit less
     
  20. Listlad

    Listlad Prediabetes · BANNED

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    I haven’t been counting yet. Maybe around 100. Maybe less. I need to get the App set up.

    I am not aiming for ultra low though, yet.
     
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