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Re: [IPk] re: Carbohydrates: Good or bad?



Thanks Elizabeth -
I hadn't heard of covering protein with insulin -
but it makes sense -
we shall have to look into that one if we increase
the amount of protein in our diet.

It's so hard to know when you pick up a book
if it is "faddy" or is actually ground-breaking
stuff which might just make sense.

Cheers
Jennifer
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From: <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Tuesday, November 14, 2000 8:36 AM
Subject: [IPk] re: Carbohydrates: Good or bad?


> Hi Jennifer -
>
> I know a number of people who have diabetes who do very well on a low carb
> diet.  I also know people who've tried it and found that it didn't really
> work for them. It seems to me to depend very much on what your needs are.
>
> I find, myself, that I'm better off if I don't eat much carbohydrate - my
> blood sugars are best if I eat less than 150g carb per day. I'm
vegetarian,
> so I would make up the rest of my calories with protein from beans, eggs,
> and cheese. I also cover protein with insulin: I get 15-17 g carb per unit
> of insulin, and 30g of protein. I found my blood sugars improved a lot
once
> I started doing this, and it did away with a lot of unexplained highs 5 or
> 6 hours after a meal or snack.
>
> I find that the same things apply to my diet on a pump as did on
> injections.  Now I just have more flexibility around meal timing and
> exercise, but I'm still much better off if I stick to under 150g of carb a
> day.  I just wish I would!  But I rarely eat the 'recommended' carbs for
my
> weight - it's something like 350g per day of carb and, frankly, if I ate
> that every day, I would a) be obese b) be very sick c) explode.
>
> I'm sure other people have other opinions and experiences, but I hope that
> helps you out somewhat.
>
> elizabeth
>
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