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  1. Profile photo of Margot Margot moderator says:

    Ideal carbohydrate intake varies greatly by individual, so it is best to find what works best for you through experience and working with your doctor, a registered dietician, certified diabetes educator, nutritionist, etc. What works well for some may not work well for others! Learn more about meal planning here: https://type2diabetes.com/diet-nutrition/meal-planning/. Glycemic index is also imortant to understand, and this article can help: https://type2diabetes.com/nutrition/understanding-glycemic-index/!

  2. Profile photo of Kelly Dabel, RD Kelly Dabel, RD moderator says:

    This is a great question for your Doctor and Dietitian. Everyone is different. The number of carbohydrates each person needs, depends on many factors including but not limited to their height, weight, progression of disease, medication needs, medical history, health goals, etc. In addition to seeking direction from your Doctor and Dietitian, this article has some helpful info on Meal planning and Carbohydrate consumption that may be helpful: https://type2diabetes.com/diet-nutrition/meal-planning/

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