I eat between 5-15 carbs per meal depending on the time of day. Breakfast is always pretty low carb and I can handle more in the afternoon. I have had to give up most whole grain carbs. I do get all my fiber from Flaxseed, almond flour , chia seed, etc. I keep my HbA1c in the low 5's.
T2 diet exercise count carbs I am 84 lost 60 pounds kept it off for 17 years...A1C 5.9.
It can be done.
I eat between 100-200 g carbs a day. But I'm pregnant!
Latest A1c 4.9, but usually it's the low 5's.
Agree with others about the role of timing the bolus, and about meals that also contain protein and fat. (I realize that "timing the bolus" advice is moot for T2s not on insulin.)
I exercise, and can definitely get away with more carbs the more I'm exercising.
I can also get away with more junk at night than in the morning, for sure. (I just ate a midafternoon handful of chocolate chips, and we'll have to see how that goes.... second trimester insulin resistance is starting to hit hard.)
There are also certain foods that I seem to have more trouble with than others, regardless of carb count. Oatmeal SUCKS. Alas. I can make my own and measure it and everything and still wind up at 174 1 hr pp. Bagels also suck. I never eat more than half at once, but even that seems hopeless. Double alas. But potatoes don't spike me, particularly. Some of it is definitely individual -- you have to learn how your own body works.