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Old 02-06-2011, 05:58 PM   #51
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Originally Posted by Green Eyed Fairy View Post
I found out this week that I am pre-diabetic and had to meet with a dietitian on Friday.
I'm a bit confused now about the low-carbing because she warned me to also limit animal fats- because those can give me insulin spikes, too.
Is it different as someone that is pre-diabetic than someone on insulin? (I have started taking metformin). I realize this isn't the health board but thought someone might have some input?
I am also pre-diabetic, but I don't need insulin. You still need to limit the amount of carbs you eat so you don't have spikes. If I eat too many carbs I feel icky. It was rather difficult to figure out what to eat at first, but after a while I got used to it. The nutritionist told me to stick to 45gm of carbs per meal. It works out to about 1/2 cup of cooked potatoes, rice, oatmeal. And two tblsp of cashew butter, jam, or something like that. Things like milk and cheese also have carbs. You just have to read the labels to estimate the amount you can eat. So for breakfast, for example, half a bagel with 2 tblsp of cream cheese is about 30 carbs. A 6oz container of honey flavored greek yogurt, plus the milk in a cup of coffee is about 37gm of carbs. carbs-information.com will give you the carb count for most foods.
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