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Old 06-06-2011, 04:00 AM   #1
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how many times to eat per day and how many grams of calories

anyone could advise?

while I am not a diabetic apparently, I have all the symptoms and did a home test

Here are my results:
first reading after fasting (ie after the night): 4.7 mmol/L (84.6 mg/dl)
(at around 8am)
which is still slightly above the really ideal value apparently, but doctor's test came back negative there, so this one was still OK.

forced one 1/4 cups of plain boiled cooked white rice into me.

1 hour later at 9.10: 7.4 mmol/L (133.2 mg/dl)


2 hours later at 10.10: 6.1 mmol/L (109.8mg/dl)


doctor's definitions: <5.5 <7.8 <6.6
truly normal person: <4.6, <6.6, <5.5

So even if doctor's would pronounce me normal, I don't feel it and also fear that I will eventually develop diabetes.

Another complication is that I can't eat too much fat or fibre in any one meal due to digestive problems. (can't eat wholewheat bread before anyone advises me that)

so, as a general rule, how often should you eat? it is ok to eat every two hours? and what should your carb intake be maximum?

 
Old 06-06-2011, 04:24 AM   #2
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Re: how many times to eat per day and how many grams of calories

Sorry, I agree with your doctor's definitions. Less than 100 fasting (5.5 mmol) and less than 140 two hours after a meal (7.8). I don't know where you got your numbers, but they are not what is generally accepted by the medical profession.
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Old 06-15-2011, 12:54 AM   #3
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Re: how many times to eat per day and how many grams of calories

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Sorry, I agree with your doctor's definitions. Less than 100 fasting (5.5 mmol) and less than 140 two hours after a meal (7.8). I don't know where you got your numbers, but they are not what is generally accepted by the medical profession.
thank you. I do agree that I don't have diabetes as such and I need not be on insulin, but you can see that there is a fluctuation, and I am physically experiencing the symptoms, so I'd better be careful. Main problem is that if I restrict carbs I am too low on calories overall and I have IBS, which means that I can't just eat as much fibre and fat as normal people. I am now eating every one and a half/two hours. quite/too frequently...

 
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