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  1. This a great question! Every persons tolerance to carbohydrates is different. A one person responds to a certain amount of carbs (or certain food with carbs) may be entirely different that another person. Just as Kelly Dabel has mentioned, speak with you doctor, dietitian, and/or diabetes educator for a more specific carb recommendation. Some people may find that in order to find a carb amount that meets their individual needs, blood glucose levels need to be checked 1-2 hours after completion of a meal. If blood sugar is consistently less than 180 mg/dL 1-2 hours meal than the carb amount is likely not too excessive.

  2. 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/!

  3. 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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