How Many Carbs A Day If You Have Type 2 Diabetes?

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How Many Carbs Should I Eat A Day?

Carbs are part of a well-balanced diet "Carbs," also known as carbohydrates, are one of the macronutrients, which are the compounds that give your body energy in the form of calories. Foods with carbs are digested into sugar, which provides your body with glucose, an important source of energy. Your body requires carbohydrates to function properly. There are two main types of carbs: complex and simple. Complex carbohydrates are those that are less processed, more slowly digested, and high in dietary fiber. Simple carbohydrates are those that are more quickly digested. They are often added to processed and prepared foods in the form of refined sugars and processed sweeteners. Some sources of carbohydrates are healthier than others. Learn how many carbs you need and which carbs to stay away from. How many carbs do you need? Depending on your age, sex, activity level, and overall health, your carbohydrate requirements will vary. According to the Mayo Clinic, 45 to 65 percent of your daily calories should come from carbohydrates. That's equal to about 225 to 325 grams of carbs if you eat 2,000 calories a day. It's not always practical to count your carbs, so the American Diabetes Assoc Continue reading >>

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  1. 44Amanda

    How many Carbs a day for Type 2 Diabetic

    I am a little confused on the carb intake. I was told that a Type 2 diabetic is supposed to consume only 12 carbs a day. Is this true? If so, I am going to starve. Seriously

  2. Ashley419

    I was diagnosed with type 2 recently and met with a nutritionist. She recommended 45 grams of cards per meal and 25 grams of carbs per snack. I tend to do 3 meals and 2 snacks a day, and I usually feel pretty full. I suggest getting the calorie king app for your phone, it has helped me tremendously.

  3. suecsdy

    I tend to consume about 120-130 carbs per day. I just don't think I could get as radical as some here have done. At 62 when dxd, it was hard enough to change my ways, and like you I feel if I have to get really low, then I just might as well throw in the towel now. Lay down and die. I am not losing any weight, but mostly am not gaining either. (Sometimes a few lbs in water weight, which I stress over.) I just do the best I can. Some days are better than others.

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