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Discussion Starter · #1 · (Edited)
Alright, let me start with that I've only been diagnosed for a month now.
So I'm still new to the scene and try to learn as much as I can.

I've been to 3 nutrition appointments so far, and for some reason I was seen by 3 different nutrition specialists.
You already know that that also means 3 different opinions, right?

Now to my real question though:
Is meat really that bad?
I've been eating a lot of meat all my life.
No matter what kind, I like it all.
The problem is, what I don't really like is vegetables. Everything that's green, or red,... ;)

So what I try to do now is count my carbs, so I'll get the right amount for each meal, and try to use the meat as my "filler".

Of course the nutritionists say 3oz. an that's it, but there is no way I can do that!

When they did my A1c for diagnosis, the number of cholesterol were 10mg/dL for the VLDL and 73mg/dL for the LDL, if that helps any.

What's your experience on this?

Thanks, Martin

EDIT: I've read that a lot of people are doing low carb high fat diet. I think that's probably what I've been doing my whole life. Besides Sweets, I'm eating more carbs now than before I was diagnosed ;)

Oh, and Tarek, sorry for using the "same" thread title. That was not on purpose.

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I'll take a look at it.
Right now I'm trying to find out what's out there, to see what works best for me.
What I've been doing so war worked pretty good: around 225g Carbs a day, but when I ate more meat, just took less insulin to compensate for it. Average numbers over the whole day are around 110 now.
So maybe I shouldn't change anything.
Like I said, trying to find out what's out there...

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Yesterday I had 88g Carbs for lunch. BG was 99 before and 120 2h after lunch.
Today I had 92g Carbs with BG 108 before and 97 after lunch.
I took 4 units of humalog before each meal.

Most of the time I eat chicken or turkey. On occasion steak or ribs.

Today for dinner I had a decent size ribeye 65g of Carbs, BG 97 before and 74 after dinner. this time I only used 3 units of humalog.

The nutritionist told me to eat more carbs because of my lows I had in the last few weeks. She also told me that my carb to insulin ratio was 1 unit for 15g. Which I think is not true...
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