Eating low-carb is not currently viewed as an initial recommendation for all people with diabetes. Yet, if people with diabetes have a hard time with carbohydrates, should they be encouraged to attempt to limit them and see what happens? The average patient's blood sugar management hasn'
Do you think low-carb eating should be the first recommendation given to people with diabetes? Particularly if they use insulin?
Sysy Morales asks whether it's important to consider trying low-carb if you have diabetes. Click to read more.
For all those people saying that T1D don't need to worry about their carb intake, you are wrong. Weight gain is a common side effect of insulin, and you should try to take as little insulin as possible, less insulin, means not as much weight gain, so eating a low carb diet is good for us T1D's too. I've just recently gone low carb, and I'm already noticing a difference. Of course, there are always cheat days, and days when we're not perfect.
It's pretty much the only thing that works for me. I saw a dietitian who insisted I add things like whole wheat bread to every meal. The minute I quit listening to their advice and just went low carb my
glucose levels were normal. 3 of out my last 4 a1cs have been a 5.7. The other one was a 5.8. Low carb all the way.
Yes! If my blood sugars are under 10 and I have a few pieces of toast work on an hour bloods raise to about 17 bread is sugar. If I eat a protein diet my bloods are normal without insulin. But I love bread and carbs are comforters you have too be pretty disciplined to cut carbs out altogether. As I'm getting older salads and vegetables are loosing their appeal.
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