carbs

February 6, 2009 at 3:12 pm (diabetes) (, )

Ha — you had no idea that this would become a food-obsessed, diabeties-centric blog, did you. Hopefully, it won’t stay this way.

When I first was diagnosed with diabetes the hardest part was figuring out how to eat. I got the basic idea — balance not too much fat , keep the carbs to the right amount….etc. However, no one would give me a number. Finally in a nutrition class I got some numbers 60 grams of carbohydrates per meal( 4 servings) and maybe 30( 2 servings) for snacks. Then test and see how it goes.
In the end, 45 at a meal and 15 at a snack worked best — With no counting of the veggie carbs unless they made up a major portion of the meal. There was wriggle room, so it wasn’t really too difficult.
Now things are very different. 15 grams of carbohydrates can make a big jump in blood sugar. So I really have to make choices. Sigh.

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