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My husband was diagnosed with diabetes-2 a week and a half ago. His A1c was 6.7. He won't be going to the doctor for the first time until April 20th. I assume they will give him the finger-prick equipment then, so in the meantime we have no idea what his blood sugar level is. He won't touch a computer, so here I am, and have some questions.

Our nurse told him to eat around 30g carbs per day, our doctor told him 300g, the dietician said you go by 'carb calories', which one calorie is about 15 carbs. He can't remember how many carb calories she said he should have, but he knows it was over 100g carbs per day. I looked on the web, the general consensus seems to be that diabetics should have between 20 and 60g carbs per day.

With all this conflicting information, it is difficult to know what to do. I am wondering if there are 2 schools of thought on this, one believing diabetics should eat very low carb and others believing higher carbs are fine. So how many carbs is a diabetic actually supposed to have per day?

DH doesn't cook, either... so far I have been keeping him around 30 net carbs per day. It is not difficult to do and it doesn't seem to bother him at all. And like everyone who starts out with diabetes, we want to try and beat it with diet and exercise. Two of my other questions are, if a person doesn't get enough carbs, will it cause them to get sick or to feel weak?

Any input is very welcome.
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