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Type 1 - Daily carbs

Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by ktbubble, Mar 8, 2016.

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  1. AndyS

    AndyS Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    On average around 70-100 though as with some I sometimes have a carbfest.
    Have been known to be less than 40 too.
     
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  2. AmandaD

    AmandaD Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Around 15-25g a day but the odd time as much as 100g
     
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  3. donnellysdogs

    donnellysdogs Type 1 · Master

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    Yep, I also have a rare carb feast... Only icecream though.. Can tolerate lactose in it for 1 single meal out but everything else for puddings tends to have copious qtys of wheat and gluten so have to limit. Be blowed for one meal out occasionally with friends if I'm going to go without a pud!!
     
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  4. zoze_j

    zoze_j Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I'm like @azure & tend to be on the higher range of the carb scale. I blame my antisocial working hours!! :joyful:
     
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  5. teacher123

    teacher123 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    When you say carb feast, what sort of things are you eating? Takeaways?
     
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    ewelina Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    big packet of crisps plus icecream or pizza or big plate of spaghetti or whole lindor chocolate bar.....endless combinations:joyful:
     
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  7. Lynz84

    Lynz84 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I generally hover around the 100g mark. Love the carbs
     
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  8. linda321

    linda321 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I eat about 80 to 100g per day. Burgen toast in the mornng, 2 small potatoes with dinner are my faves!
     
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  9. Jestred

    Jestred Type 1 · Active Member

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    around 100-120 for me, since I started counting. I cant remember how many I used to eat as I never counted, but I bet it was loads more.
     
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  10. Garr

    Garr Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    230 today, average about 200.
     
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  11. ktbubble

    ktbubble Type 1 · Active Member

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  12. Garr

    Garr Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    265 today, maybe my average is a wee bit more than I thought.....
     
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  13. Mrs Vimes

    Mrs Vimes Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Less than 50g a day, closer to 30g
     
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    Type1Bri Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I keep below 120G a day and on that am maintaining a hba1c of 43 or 6.3%
     
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  15. candi-girl

    candi-girl Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    250 sometimes more
     
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    Nyxks Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Depends on what is going on in the day and how active I am ... the more active I am the more carbs I take in the less active the fewer I take in .. so I take in on average between 150 to 300 grams of carbs in a given day (and its all most plants, such as beans, carrots, lettuce, lentils, tofu, and the like - not from Bread, Pasta, Rice, Potatoes or junk food).
     
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  17. catapillar

    catapillar Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    200-230g usually. Seems like a lot having read this. Might look into bringing it down...
     
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  18. Kristin251

    Kristin251 LADA · Expert

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    under 20 most days. I don't like insulin! And I certainly don't like the spikes and drops. I did 20 or less for years before DX and felt best in ketosis.
     
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    azure Type 1 · Expert

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    Do what suits you @catapillar One size doesn't fit all :)

    I tend to look at my HbA1C first of all, and then consider weight, wellbeing, etc. I don't think there's a 'magic number' for carb intake, and I think we can all tolerate different amounts of carbs. We all do what we think is best for ourselves :)
     
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  20. LucySW

    LucySW Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Yes, and I think BG is a better guide than A1c actually (provided you're catching the 1-hr spikes).
     
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