I didn't have to worry so much when I was younger about counting carbs. Now that I am over 50, I notice high sugar reactions more often and have to be more careful. Is this happening with you too? I dont usually test but I may have to start. I hate to do it.

Diabetes Type 2 (T2D)

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  • Reallyhopeful


    I'm not sure that counting carbs or sugars is as important as just eating a variety of foods low in sugar, at one time. But if you are a diabetic, you have to be even more aware of the foods that you eat. If you're sensitive to sugar, eat more foods low in sugar rather than eating a lot of sugar at one time throughout the day and I don't see any need for testing your sugar unless you eat a lot of sweets. If you're eating vegetables and not sugar, your sugar will not rise. The best thing to do is talk to your doctor or your nutritionist. They can tell you if your sugar, or A1C, is high or not. Your doctor is the only one that can tell you if you need to test your sugar often or not. Even though I'm borderline diabetic, my sugar, when it rises, does not make me feel bad. But caffeine will make me feel very shaky more than sugar. A sugar high, and the caffeine high, are very similar in reactions with me. But by now, I know the difference. Again, see your doctor and let them tell you whether you're sensitive to the sugar or the caffeine. I hope that was not confusing, but helped you in some way.

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  • blacklabmom


    I have been type 2 for over 12 years and counting carbs as well as taking my meds it's not fun at all i stopped checking my blood on a daily basics

  • Lgonzales


    Thank u I been able to keep my A1c down n been doing good with my diabetes . Itโ€™s the rest of my problem that I really need help with โ€ฆ

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