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Who on here eats a ' normal diet"......

Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by Indy1282, Feb 13, 2019.

  1. scorpius14

    scorpius14 Type 1 · Active Member

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    I have around 250-300g carbs a day, 30g protein (processed meats), and mostly not bothered about the fats/saturates, sure it makes my gut feel instant regret after eating some carb-rich processed foods but feel like it gives me energy for the next day, it is hard not to go overboard with my carbs so i take extra insulin just in case and also before i go to bed so i dont wake up with a high bg.
     
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    jessie Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I wonder if some people can tolerate carbs more than others, if I eat a 'normal' amount of carbs I'm left with horribly high sugars even if I think I've calculated correctly?
     
  3. Shellback

    Shellback Type 1 · Active Member

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    How about recommended portion sizes? I think the serving size suggestion on the back of a pack of spaghetti is around 100g (Uncooked weight). If I'm honest with myself then in my pre-diabetes days I probably ate portion sizes which were vastly greater than this. So maybe I'm now low carbing.............

    I find my control more predictable if I eat some carbs and thus stop my body trying to turn protein into glucose. Protein without carbs normally causes a slow but persistent blood glucose rise in the middle of the night for me - although I can see why it works for typre 2s - .Of course bolus timing, accurate carb counting and activity levels all have a big impact. A walk or vacuuming the stairs are two of my go to methods of reducing the post meal spike.
     
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    helensaramay Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    For me this depends on what type of fast acting insulin I use and when I take it relative to food.
    If I pre-bolus, my spike is not too high with Fiasp.
    I could get a similar profile from NovoRapid but needed to pre-bolus about 45 minutes before I ate.
     
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    helensaramay Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    If you run out of stairs to vacuum I can offer some to do ... I am only thinking of your health :)
     
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    becca59 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Agree @Shellback even small amounts of carbohydrates give better regimented results than that protein rise. And vacuuming is always guaranteed to lower those levels.
     
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    jessie Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Some really interesting comments. I was having my doubts about how fast Novorapid actually is...
     
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    Shellback Type 1 · Active Member

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    Very kind of you. Will you also provide snacks if I over do it? ;)
     
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    helensaramay Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Of course. That includes home baking ... it was a couple of loaves of sourdough yesterday and it can be augmented with some of my Mum's homemade jam.
     
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  10. Shellback

    Shellback Type 1 · Active Member

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    That should do the trick!
     
  11. JAT1

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    I have about 150 to 250 carbs per day. That's my new normal. Nearly all the carbs are from veggies (including carrots and onions) and fruit, some from protein. No sugar, no grain, no potatoes. I tried going lower in carbs, by cutting back on fruit, under the influence of Dr. Bernstein and the like, but if I go below 120 carbs per day for more than a couple days I get a painful tummy ache which can not be ignored. I just make sure to count my carbs as accurately as possible and weigh the food so that I can take enough insulin. Sometimes I'm off in the calculations but I'm getting better at it. My tummy wants attention as much as my blood sugar does. Rarely am I too high or too low in meter readings, thank Goodness!
     
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  12. James_Donnelly

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    I eat a reasonably normal diet. About 100-150g of carbs a day. My last HbA1c was 37.
     
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