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Good App Or Method For Carb Counting?

Good App Or Method For Carb Counting?

Hi all,
I'm just wondering how you all keep track of your carbs? Do you use an app, or the old-fashioned paper and pen approach? If you use an app, which one? Thanks! I'm realizing I've got to get serious about tracking my daily carbs. Catlover.

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

Been using MyFitnessPal for around 5 years now, its decent. Don't like the fact that you have to pay for better services so I don't use it like it is designed, I reserve that for SparkPeople which I… read more

posted 7 months ago

What To Eat That Won’t Blow Up My Blood Sugar?

What To Eat That Won’t Blow Up My Blood Sugar?

This is a somewhat common post in this group.

Many are trying to heed the advice of their Doctor or other Diabetes Specialist and might be a little confused or even apprehensive about eating something because they are worried about what it will do to their sugar levels.

What (they) usually give us is a list of what NOT TO EAT which doesn’t help.

My own diet has evolved quite a bit since I was first diagnosed in 2016. Today what I eat looks nothing like the first foods that were on my “safe… read more

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

Thanks, I may order from them.

posted 5 months ago

Popcorn

Popcorn

Will 3 cups of popcorn spike your B/S?

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

Depending exactly on the brand you would be looking at about 15 "net" carbs in 3 cups (about 19 gross carbs with 4 grams of fiber making it a "high fiber food").

Popped in oil would not add carbs but… read more

posted 5 months ago

What Are Some Healthy Lunch Ideas If You Are Going Out To Fast Food Spots?

What Are Some Healthy Lunch Ideas If You Are Going Out To Fast Food Spots?

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

If you must do fast food try to eat grilled chicken, salads, plant based burgers if available order the senior menu

posted 3 months ago

Will You Take 10 Mins To Fill Out A T2D Self Care Community Survey?

Will You Take 10 Mins To Fill Out A T2D Self Care Community Survey?

I was diagnosed with T2D in 2017 and I did everything that the doctor said. I tracked my sleep, I tracked what I ate, I tracked my workout, went through a nutritional transformation and I became efficient. Lately I have realized that the only other place that is as efficient as the expected life of a type two diabetic …is… a prison. I feel I am officially, efficiently imprisoned. Every 3rd person in this world is going to be expected to lead an efficiently imprisoned life. I am at a critical… read more

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

Thank you. It'll be great if I could get some more responses.

posted 2 months ago

Diabetes 2 Logbook App You Recommend?

Diabetes 2 Logbook App You Recommend?

I’m looking for app to use that calculated nutritional information as well as blood sugar, blood pressure, pulse, meds taken and exercise performed. Any suggestions?

Thanks!

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

Thanks, I will.

posted 6 months ago

What Studies Are On The Horizon For Type 2 Diabetes?

What Studies Are On The Horizon For Type 2 Diabetes?

Here is 3 that have nothing to do with "drugs" but could give some guidance in our ongoing Battle with the Beast when the results are in.

A study has been assessing the safety/effect of Diet Soft Drinks in Type 2’s.

Called SODAS – Study Of Drinks with Artificial Sweeteners.

Specifically looking for any detrimental effect to drinking artificial sweeteners as opposed to bottled water.

The study will compare blood sugar, cholesterol, kidney function, blood pressure, insulin levels, weight… read more

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

All I know also about dark sodas, colas, either diet or regular, they damage the kidneys and when patients went on dialysis (I was a dialysis nurse), they were told to stop drinking dark sodas even diread more

edited, originally posted 4 months ago

This Is A Little Survey, And I'd Appreciate Honest Answers

This Is A Little Survey, And I'd Appreciate Honest Answers

If, for example, a health club was to come up with a Program that emphazises "Diet & Exercise" as a possible aide in reducing weight and dependency on Drugs.
- would you sign up for it?
- what would be a reasonable price that you would pay monthly?
- (Phone number can only be seen by DiabetesTeam users) ?

Would you commit to a one year program?

Please reply with honest comments and thoughts. This is only a questionnaire, No Commitment!
Thank You

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

i go to a gym now and it is covered thru my insurence and yes you also have the outdoors to walk in and community swimming pools u just have to do research is all to find a free membership is all

posted 11 months ago

Is A Low Carb Diet Hazardous To Our Health?

Is A Low Carb Diet Hazardous To Our Health?

There has been a number of discussions "how many carbs is enough, too much etc".

A low carb diet can help (or totally) manage your blood sugars.

Low Carb is not a standard definition but most agree that it's 150 net carbs a day or less.

Two large Diabetes Remission studies determined that if you want to achieve remission (A1C under 5.5) "without meds" then 130 net carbs/day seems to be the maximum.

If often mention the Atkins diets - they have been doing it for years, have great research etc… read more

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

Very helpful - thanks!’

posted 7 months ago