Dietician told me to count my carbs

Hi my name is sheila im type 2 diabetic my dietician reccomended i try fitness pal so here i am learning to count carbs

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  • ManiacalLaugh
    ManiacalLaugh Posts: 1,048 Member
    Hi my name is sheila im type 2 diabetic my dietician reccomended i try fitness pal so here i am learning to count carbs

    As a diabetic, that's not bad advice. I would recommend you search for some of the Low Carb groups. There are also a handful of diabetic groups, from my understanding (both T1 and T2), so you can probably find some good support there to help.
  • BekahC1980
    BekahC1980 Posts: 474 Member
    HI feel free to add me if you like I am a type 2 diabetic and through reducing my carbs I have lowered my a1c from 10 to 5.6 and been taken off insulin!
  • earlnabby
    earlnabby Posts: 8,171 Member
    I also am T2Dm. Did your dietitian give you a daily maximum number of carbs? I have been counting carbs since diagnosis 2 years ago and am currently totally managed by diet and exercise. My last A1C was 5.0. I was given a max of 180 carbs per day and she has trusted me to decide what foods to eat in order to reach my macro goals without going over the carb max.
  • diabeticdiva130
    diabeticdiva130 Posts: 12 Member
    45-60 per meal 15-30 for bedtime snack
  • ladipoet
    ladipoet Posts: 4,180 Member
    I would recommend you search for some of the Low Carb groups.

    THIS ^^^^. Here is a link to the main low carber forum group here in MFP. It's where most of us Ketofiles tend to hang out. There are many member who are T1D, T2D and many who were pre-diabetic so stop by and say hello:

    http://community.myfitnesspal.com/en/group/394-low-carber-daily-forum-the-lcd-group
  • GaleHawkins
    GaleHawkins Posts: 8,160 Member
    BekahC1980 wrote: »
    HI feel free to add me if you like I am a type 2 diabetic and through reducing my carbs I have lowered my a1c from 10 to 5.6 and been taken off insulin!

    @BekahC1980 that is awesome for now and down the road. Keep up the good success.
  • earlnabby
    earlnabby Posts: 8,171 Member
    Hi my name is sheila im type 2 diabetic my dietician reccomended i try fitness pal so here i am learning to count carbs

    As a diabetic, that's not bad advice. I would recommend you search for some of the Low Carb groups. There are also a handful of diabetic groups, from my understanding (both T1 and T2), so you can probably find some good support there to help.

    This is a good idea, although not every diabetic needs to go low carb or keto. Most do well on moderate carbs but you need to see what works best for you. The T2 group can really help understand the BG readings and what is happening, especially if you are starting out on medications or insulin and the low carb groups can really help you get ideas for how to reduce carbs. (hint: it is not all about cutting out processed sugar)
  • Snooozie
    Snooozie Posts: 3,443 Member
    Sheila there is a Type 2 support group that has loads of info about carbs and diabetes and lots of people who can help or just listen :) here's the link in case it's of any interest

    http://community.myfitnesspal.com/en/group/1772-type-2-diabetes-support-group
  • BekahC1980
    BekahC1980 Posts: 474 Member
    BekahC1980 wrote: »
    HI feel free to add me if you like I am a type 2 diabetic and through reducing my carbs I have lowered my a1c from 10 to 5.6 and been taken off insulin!

    @BekahC1980 that is awesome for now and down the road. Keep up the good success.

    thank you <3:)

  • diabeticdiva130
    diabeticdiva130 Posts: 12 Member
    Thanks everyone