HI, I have been insulin dependent type 2 for 4 years and find that if I stay below 15 grams per meal I don't have to use insulin. (usually) I have 3 meals and 1 snack per day. I have been doing this for 2 months now and it works 90% of the time. However if I get stressed, like when my husband went into the hospital, my bs goes up even when I don't eat anything. If I need insulin or eat more than the 15 grams I use a sliding scale to figure out the insulin. I am also taking metformin. I have been diabetic for 8 years now. I went to a dietician when I was first diagnosed and she allowed me 135 grams of carb per day with just metformin. My bs was good for several years then started climbing and I tried several other medicines (avandia, and byetta) but then went to insulin.
I do want to hear what she tells you.
I make it simple, I avid all "farinaceous " or sweet foods. I make a low carb bread and if I'm in a position where rice,pasta or potatoes are the only option, I have a TINY bit. It works and it's not complicated. I also enjoy, cream, cheese, fried bacon etc. I've been diagnosed nearly 8 years and manage on 2 x 500mg Metformin per day with HbA1c in the 5%s. Low Cholesterol too
If I were to do anything complicated, I'm sure Iwouldn't be able to sustain it. I'm still waiting for the dangerous effects promised by dieticians to happen.
Here goes ... the dietician I saw today told me to eat 45g of carb per meal, 4 oz. protein - 3 meals a day and one afternoon snack that consists of 15g of carbs and a small amount of protein. She said I should lose about 1 pound a week as long as I'm doing some moderate exercise. I've been eating 6 small meals a day, but she's not in agreement with that. I'm really interested to hear what everyone has to say about this. I have in the past experienced low blood sugar by not having a snack between meals and one in the evening. ????? Oh, she also said it could be up to 60g of carbs per meal, but I need to be consistent from day to day and meal to meal with the amount I choose. 45g was the lowest.
Hmmm I know this is different but when I was pregnant they had me eating 3 meals a day and 3 small snacks, that could just be because I was pregnant. And I agree with sometimes needing a snack especially between breakfast and lunch since I eat breakfast so early. Are you on insulin or Metformin?
I'm on Metformin, 3x500/day. Up until yesterday, I was on 6 small meals a day, really low protein and carbs and the doctor said the dietician was out to lunch because it was basically a starvation diet and no one would be able to stick to it. That part is true, it was really hard to stick to. I agree with you about the small snacks, it seemed to keep my blood sugar level. It seems I get one answer from one diabetic dietician and now I'm the the opposite end of the stick. It's very confusing. Today I'm trying to go from breakfast until lunch without a snack and already I'm starting to feel my blood sugar dropping. It's shortly after 11:00 and I just tested (4.8, which is okay, but I have to make it until 12:30). I eat breakfast at 7:00 am. This is all very confusing and I simply want to be doing the right thing.
Thanks for the suggestions. I'm having the same trouble at night as in the morning, so I do need to make a little adjustment. I'd be interested in knowing about how any one else manages their food plans. How many meals, snacks, # of carbs, calories, etc. Thanks!
I've never seen Mozzarella cheese sticks. I do love proper Mozzarella though.It's fabulous with sliced tomato and Basil leaves. Plus some Balsamic vinegar. A few carbs will sneak in, but keep portions small and it's not too bad
For carb free snacks, I share some thin salami slices with my grandddaughter
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