Calling all diabetics

posted 3 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Busy bee

Hi there, I’ve been a type 1 diabetic for 23 years.  Are you on insulin or oral meds?  And your carb values – 60g for dinner, and 30g before bed – have you been specifically instructed to eat that much for these meals?  What I mean is, is decreasing your carbohydrate consumption not an option, so we need to look at other options?

Post # 5
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Busy bee

As for dinner options, I often have carb-free dinners, but there are many options other than rice if you need to be eating carbs.  Pasta, potatoes, home-made pizzas, polenta, cous cous, wraps, fritters, quinoa.

Post # 6
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Busy bee

Okay, if you’re not on any meds but you’re still having high fasting levels, then the only option really is to decrease your carb intake.  This is something that you’ll have to work out slowly, with your endocrinologist or your dietician, but for now I’d probably just stick to the values that they’ve given you, and see what happens over the next week or so.  The important thing right now is to ensure that you are actually consuming as close to those carb values as possible, as if you’re eating things that require making guesses about carb content then you won’t know if your BSL is high because your target carb consumption is too high, or because you’re just under-estimating how much you’re consuming.  So read your nutritional tables, and make good use of measuring cups and food scales.

As for sushi, that’s a good option!  Just work with your dietitian to figure out how much carbohydrate is in the sushi that you like.  I happily work sushi into my diet (although it’s a bit easier for me because I’m on insulin).

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