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T1s: How many carbs do you have a day-typically

Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by smc4761, Jul 21, 2016.

  1. smc4761

    smc4761 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Been diabetic for over 35 years now and have been taking around the same amount of carbs during this period

    On a typical day I will have porridge/cereal for breakfast, around 50g, a snack of a biscuit or 2 a few hours later, 20g
    For lunch again around 50g and for dinner around 60g with a 20g snack around 8pm

    So in total around 200 g on a typical day

    Now i know there is no definitive correct answer, we are all different, just curious to know how much you guys have on a normal day, with no specific diet plans, eg low carb high fat etc
     
  2. gillkin

    gillkin Type 1 · Active Member

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    On most days, I have about 120g of carbs.
     
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  3. azure

    azure Type 1 · Expert

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    I have approx 180g a day :)

    If you have a Search, or even just a look back through the Type 1 pages, you'll find some threads and polls where people talk about the amount of carbs they eat. I find them fascinating. As you say, we're all different :)
     
  4. MickyFinn

    MickyFinn Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I would tend to have somewhere between 80g and 130g approx per day, so I am probably eating less than most.

    I was only diagnosed as type 1in November last year, but I was already eating a low carb diet because I have had Crohn's disease for 11 now and found it helped my gut an awful lot, stay in remission and stay off mess for it since 2011. So I suppose I was already eating well for diabetes.

    Sent from my ONEPLUS A3003 using Diabetes.co.uk Forum mobile app
     
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  5. Kristin251

    Kristin251 LADA · Expert

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    Less than 20 a day. Been doing this well before diabetes. My gut loves it too
     
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  6. PseudoBob77

    PseudoBob77 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Ledzeptt Type 3c · Well-Known Member

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    My daily average is 200g of carbs, due to a vegetarian diet. My BG control is quite good though: perhaps because most of my food is low GI.
     
  8. Silas

    Silas Type 1 · Member

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    Hi,
    I have had type 1 a little longer than you (44 years) and these days I vary my intake much more that I ever did in the earlier days.

    I generally aim to take 55g of CHO2 per main meal but this can be less or more depending on the meal. I adjust my insulin accordingly and use the ACCU-CHEK Aviva Expert meter to calculate my dose. I may also top up with extra carbs if I am heading too low.

    My weight has been stable for the last 40+ years and is around 70 kg and I am of average height at 5'9 1/2" (1.75m).
    I sometimes think I should reduce my carb intake but I am an energetic person and unless my weight changes I will stick with what I am eating. I am an omnivore!
     
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  9. noblehead

    noblehead Type 1 · Guru
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    Varies from day to day but on average about 180g a day.
     
  10. asa35

    asa35 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    Hi about 80 to 100 per day. Today I had 70 carbs.
     
  12. lizdeluz

    lizdeluz Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    About 50g per day, but have to admit that I don't like carb counting. I set out to avoid carbs. I guess and reckon I usually manage a fairly low carb count.
     
  13. yingtong

    yingtong Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    120 gms carbs per day and have done so for over 50 years
     
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  14. novorapidboi26

    novorapidboi26 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    between 180 and 250g a day, weekends I can eat stupid amounts.........

    the less carbs the better is the conclusions I have drawn.....;)
     
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  15. slip

    slip Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Somewhere between 120-180 usually, looking at my meters logs.
     
  16. Dillinger

    Dillinger Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I used to be on that 50 carbs per meal plus snacks diet.

    Now, I'm at around 30 a day.
     
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  17. Dodo

    Dodo Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Like others here, I try to limit my carb intake to approx 120 a day.
     
  18. hels

    hels Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I reckon less than 50g per day. I don't eat any bread, potatoes, rice pasta etc. Any carbs are from vegetables and dairy so I don't carb count as such . For most meals I have 2 units novorapid - up it a bit if I have pulses or eat lots.
     
  19. Mrs Vimes

    Mrs Vimes Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    20g of carbs a day. Sometimes less.
     
  20. NinaB73

    NinaB73 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Varies which probably isn't great, at my best under 100gs a day at worse 200gs. But when I look at my fellow non-diabetics that is amazingly low!!!
     
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