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Carbohydrate Controlled Diets

Tweet One area of confusion for diabetics and their diets is carbohydrates. So, should you eat carbohydrates or avoid them? Carbohydrates have a direct influence on blood sugar levels and so diets followed by people with diabetes tend to focus either on the quantity of carbohydrate intake or the speed at which carbohydrates are absorbed by the body. In the UK, patients diagnosed with diabetes are generally recommended by health professionals to follow a low GI diet rather than a low-carb diet. What is a carbohydrate controlled diet? A carbohydrate controlled diet is a diet in which carbohydrate intake is either limited or set at a particular value. Setting carbohydrate intake at set values or limits can be used by people with diabetes help stabilise blood glucose levels. Examples of carbohydrate controlled diets include: Fixed carbohydrate intakes A diet involving fixed intakes of carbohydrate through the day can help to simply diabetes control and may be helpful to people on insulin, and particularly those on fixed dose insulin regimens. Having a fixed intake of carbohydrate each day offers less flexibility in terms of meals but can offer more consistency over blood glucose contro Continue reading >>

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  1. charlesstricklin

    I understand that the technology behind being able to take a small blood sample and analyze it instantly with a small hand-held device is amazing, but I wonder if testing strips should have to cost as much as they do.
    I estimate that testing strips cost me $1.20 per! That's with a prescription and insurance. That's over $400/year if I take my reading daily. And there's the thing: While I try and get my blood sugar under control, I feel like I should be taking readings multiple times a day. (I need to get with my doctor and get him to commit to a schedule or something.)
    Anyway, I was just wondering: Does anyone know why they're so expensive?

  2. notthatjc

    Like anything else, because they can. If you make something that's critical to care that is disposable, you charge a lot for it. Yay, capitalism. I don't know of any strips that are that expensive after insurance, it sounds like you're paying retail. Make sure you find out from your insurance what their "preferred" meter brand is and buy one and get those strips instead. It will be a LOT cheaper, you should be able to get 50 or 100 strips for a small co-pay.

  3. Rezzahd

    Exactly. Why cure a disease when you can treat it and make an endless amount of money off of someone else's suffering.
    I totally agree with you on finding the preferred meter brand and all that, but if that doesn't work places like CVS have their own brand of test strips and meters. I believe their strips are 50 for 15.

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