Diabetes and High Carbs

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Hello there!

I have been a juvenile diabetic since the age of 4. I am vegan and have a pretty good lifestyle, but I do struggle with what I assume to be diabetic fatigue. I have been researching high carb diets, and am very impressed with the results. I would really like to try it, but it seems to contradict everything I know about controlling my glucose levels (I am insulin dependent).

Any help or advice would be appreciated! Thank you!

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10 thoughts on “Diabetes and High Carbs

  1. afellowsapient

    I am a type 2 diabetic. I was recently diagnosed with diabetes about a year ago and I have not idea what it must be like to have juvenile diabetes. The only advice I can give you that has worked for me, is to try and keep a steady blood sugar by eating small meals every 2 hours. And keeping the carbohydrate count and sugar count of the meals within a certain range that won’t produce major shifts in glucose. Only you will know what foods produce shifts, so you should test your blood sugar (especially when eating a grain or type of food you may never have tried before to see how your body reacts to it and adjust the portion size accordingly. I hope this helps.

  2. vgnsocjust

    The theory is if you eat carbs in conjunction with fiber this prevents your blood sugar from spiking. Have you looked at PCRM.org?

  3. Try high quality whole grains like quinoa, millet, amaranth, kasha, brown rice, or barley. They have a low GI w/lots of nutrients and will keep you going for hours! Just remember to chew thoroughly or they’ll go right through you 🙂

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