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strdrmsstrdrms Member Posts: 1 Member Member Posts: 1 Member
I am type 2 diabetic. I have my fitness pal set for 150 grams of carbs. After following Dr Phil 20/20 diet for 2 weeks, I have lost 9 pounds but my fasting sugars have continued to climb. Is it possible the 150 grams is still to high for me?

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  • harper16harper16 Member Posts: 1,646 Member Member Posts: 1,646 Member
    You should ask your doctor.
  • carlsberglewis1carlsberglewis1 Member Posts: 45 Member Member Posts: 45 Member
    harper16 wrote: »
    You should ask your doctor.

    Dietitian.. most doctors are clueless on fitness and diets
  • carlsberglewis1carlsberglewis1 Member Posts: 45 Member Member Posts: 45 Member
    harper16 wrote: »
    harper16 wrote: »
    You should ask your doctor.

    Dietitian.. most doctors are clueless on fitness and diets

    If they are having issues with their blood sugar levels they should ask their doctor about it. There might be a need to start a medication or change the current dosage.

    already stated hes diabetic so its obviously already being monitored.
    Whereas this person is just trying to make a change through their diet, which 90% of doctors will not have a clue about, hence asking a dietitian if trying to change something through diet.

    If the person is a diagnosed diabetic theyre obviously already monitored
  • metubalmetubal Member Posts: 214 Member Member Posts: 214 Member
    I'm not a medical professional, just a fellow type 2 diabetic. You definitely need a dietitian experienced in diabetes.

    My dietitian told me the following:
    1) not to exceed 100g of carbs per day, 2) to consume minimum 20g of fiber, 3) only 2 or 3 meals, ideally eaten at the same time everyday,
    4)no snacking at all,
    5) nothing with calories after 7pm
    6) no processed/packaged food, including refined sugar.

  • HeidiCooksSupperHeidiCooksSupper Member, Premium Posts: 3,490 Member Member, Premium Posts: 3,490 Member
    I also have Type II diabetes and my endocrinologist said my macro calorie percentages were in line at 40-30-30 (carb-protein-fat). I do notice that my fasting blood sugar is higher if I eat a "starch" with dinner. If I skip potatoes, rice, etc., and have another low glycemic level veg instead the next morning means better news on the glucose meter. Still high, but better. Losing weight should also bring it more in line.
  • Strudders67Strudders67 Member Posts: 561 Member Member Posts: 561 Member
    metubal wrote: »
    I'm not a medical professional, just a fellow type 2 diabetic. You definitely need a dietitian experienced in diabetes.

    My dietitian told me the following:
    1) not to exceed 100g of carbs per day, 2) to consume minimum 20g of fiber, 3) only 2 or 3 meals, ideally eaten at the same time everyday,
    4)no snacking at all,
    5) nothing with calories after 7pm
    6) no processed/packaged food, including refined sugar.

    Clearly there's no set recommendations that are the same around the world but, at least here in the UK, it seems there has recently been a shift from 'low fat' and telling people to watch their sugar intake towards recommending a 'lower carb' diet.

    As I struggled to get any meaningful info from my GP Surgery and am still waiting to hear from a referral, that was made in December, to see a specialist, I contacted Diabetes UK about 6 weeks ago. They stated it's a max of 130g carbs a day. I'd seen that number on their website, but most nutritional info in the UK is based on an 'average' 2000 cal a day diet. Diabetes UK confirmed that that number is static and does not go up/down if you weigh more or less than average and should therefore be eating more or less calories per day than 2000. Nor do you get to eat more carbs if you do more exercise that day so, most days, I ignore MFP telling me I should eat more carbs.

    I also contacted the Public Health body re recommended fibre per day; I'd already read that, in the UK, 30g a day is recommended but again I wanted to know if that was the same for everyone, regardless of calorie intake and, yes it is. So, as a short, now in maintenance, diabetic T2, on 1340 cals a day, still waiting to see a specialist, I'm trying to figure out how to up my fibre to 30g whilst keeping my carbs under 130g.


    OP, if you're able to talk to a professional, do so. If you're happy to trial and error, try dropping your carbs number.
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