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Hi Michele! It all kinda depends on YOU. First you need to know your target range - where you want your blood levels to be at any given time. Like mine is 80-130, so I arrange to not drop below 80 if possible, and to not spike above 130, even after meals.

The way I got here, was that my doctor started out telling me to use under 100 carbs per day. He had started me on metformin too, so I used his advice. We hadn't actually discussed a target range, but I began to realize as I talked with other diabetics, that 140 was about the limit if I wanted to avoid damage being done to my vital organs. So I was trying to get my levels down under 140. Wasn't happening.

So doctor increased my metformin & I kept going by the 100g of carbs a day thing. Blood glucose still wasn't going anywhere near 140. So without further ado, I started deleting more carbs. I had replaced sourdough bread with whole grain bread, but I then eliminated bread completely. I'd been trying to get along with a bowl of oatmeal once in awhile, but I then eliminated oatmeal & other cereals completely. Anything that gave me the slightest spike got the sack. So now I get about 50-60g of carbs per day, and my levels stay below 130.
 
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