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



Protein may need to be considered if you are eating large amounts. If
you are eating "recommended" portions is is more predictable to simply
include carbohydrates.. Jules :)

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Jennifer Carter [SMTP:email @ redacted]
> Sent:	14 November 2000 17:33
> To:	email @ redacted
> Subject:	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
> ----- Original Message -----
> 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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