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Old 02-12-2018, 01:12 PM   #1
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Default Which plan for diabetics? or for counting carbs?

Hello.
I am prediabetic and need to lower my A1C and lose 30 lbs. I also want to stick to 100 carbs per day.
I am on smartpoints and im thinking of switching to points plus. I know that on smart points fruits are free ex. Apples but those have alot of carbs so not sure which plan to follow to count my carbs and lose weight.
For those that are prediabetic or diabetic:
1) Which plan do you follow?
2) Do you count net carbs or just carbs?
2) Do you eat foods that are low glycimic index or low glycimic load?
Any help is appreciated.
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Old 02-12-2018, 04:19 PM   #2
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Hi Naty. Welcome to 3FatChicks. I'm glad to hear you are interested in changing your diet to control your blood sugar. I am diabetic and I try to keep my carbs under 75 per day. Sometimes less, sometimes more. I count carbs, but make sure to include fiber. We are all different. The best thing I can recommend is to test your blood sugar 1-2 hours after eating to see how your meal effected your blood sugar. If it spiked, then that's a food to avoid or limit.

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Hi Naty. Welcome to 3FatChicks. I'm glad to hear you are interested in changing your diet to control your blood sugar. I am diabetic and I try to keep my carbs under 75 per day. Sometimes less, sometimes more. I count carbs, but make sure to include fiber. We are all different. The best thing I can recommend is to test your blood sugar 1-2 hours after eating to see how your meal effected your blood sugar. If it spiked, then that's a food to avoid or limit.

Good luck to you.
Thank you Wannabehealthy for your reply. Great tips.
Which plan are you on?
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I am not following any particular plan. I try to eat only when hungry and not stuff myself. No food is eliminated, but I keep starchy carbs and sweets low, and eat a lot of vegetables.
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