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Daily Carb Intake For Diabetes

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What Is The Recommended Daily Intake Of Carbs For A Diabetic Male

Male diabetics can usually handle slightly more carbohydrates compared to female diabetics, but the optimal amount of carbs you should eat will also depend on your weight, physical activity level and blood-sugar control. Male diabetics will generally need fewer carbs compared to non-diabetics because an excess of carbs is associated with higher blood-sugar levels, which can eventually lead to diabetes complications. Working with a diabetes educator or registered dietitian can help you dial in your carb intake to help you optimize your diabetes control and prevent complications. Carbohydrate counting is an important skill to learn to help diabetic males better understand the link between the food they eat and their blood-sugar levels. Carbohydrates are mainly found in foods containing sugar or flour, as well as in grains, starchy vegetables and fruits. Look at the nutrition facts table on food labels to determine the amount of carbs found per serving. Adjust the carb content according to the serving you consume. For example, if the label of a package of rice says that 1 cup of cooked rice contains 45 grams of carbs and you usually eat 2 cups of rice, your carb intake will reach 90 g Continue reading >>

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  1. GaryF42

    Pre-Diabetic Daily Carbs

    Hi all.
    Well, last year around this time I was at 129 fasting glucose / 7 A1C. Last week, I was down to 109 / 6.3.
    I read an article about a man who lowered his A1C by sticking to 40 carbs a meal / 120 carbs a day. In the last five days I've averaged around 156 carbs a day (started at 200 and the last two days have been around 145)
    I'm wondering what an average daily carb intake should be to maintain / lower my numbers. Is there such a thing as an average?
    Thanks!
    Gary . . .

  2. AnnC

    We're all different. I do well on 30g a day and have had non-diabetic numbers for five years as a result.
    How low are you prepared to go to find a way of eating that you can stick to for the rest of your life? That's the most important part because none of us can go back to eating the number of carbs we were consuming at diagnosis.

  3. furball64801

    We wish and since we are all different what I can eat is about nothing. So your numbers were clearly in the last year. Good for you for lowering it but if I ate that many grams of carbs I would shoot over 200 all the time.

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