How Many Carbs Do Type 2 Diabetics NEED?

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How Many Carbs Do Type 2 Diabetics NEED?

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Old 05-10-2017, 00:37   #1
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Way too often, type 2 diabetics are told by doctors and nutritionist that they NEED a minimum number of carbohydrates to properly fuel their brain. It is nice to see new studies coming out that totally disprove what we have already known for years now.

"Your body requires many things in order to be healthy: sleep, water, micronutrients such as vitamins and minerals, as well as the macronutrients protein and fat. What it doesn’t NEED, from a scientific perspective, is carbohydrates." A Low-Carb Lifestyle Can be Healthy for Type 2 Diabetes
You might enjoy ready the article that I linked to above.

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I'll answer that with a question:

How many shots per day do recovering alcoholics need?

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I'll answer that with a question:

How many shots per day do recovering alcoholics need?

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Smorgan...........Really good comment! Our society is awash in high carbohydrate eating and all the evils that go with it!

Lord help us! Will modern Medical experts ever figure this out? I fear with the big Pharma, to much money driving the bus....

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It's increasingly obvious that Big Pharma and Big Medicine are a glaring example of a symbiotic relationship; they're both in the 'business' category for a reason. That being said, yes, I appreciate deeply the efforts of doctors and nurses to keep me alive with the help of very expensive medical and surgical devices, their skill, and a boatload of antibiotics. The fact that so many 'interests' have huge budgets spent on advertising to influence our choices (?) in health care and in our grocery shopping, well... The Experts' camps are diametrically opposed to each other in their recommendations for--and demonizing of food choices, leaving us to figure it out for ourselves what does and does not work for us individually. This forum is a great place to gather information that's not skewed by anyone's bottom line.

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