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does carb intake have any effect on health?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created January 26, 2013 at 6:49 PM

i asked my nutrition professor if a low carb diet would help stabilize a diabetic's blood sugar levels and he gave me an emphatic "no."

what i would like to know if macronutrient ratios matter at all, especially for those with metabolic disorders.

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on January 27, 2013
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Starchy veggies and rice still raise some diabetic and insulin sensitive individuals' blood sugars to unacceptable levels. Some do better limiting the carbs in the diet to non-starchy veggies.

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on January 26, 2013
at 08:43 PM

yes! Great book recommendation.

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on January 26, 2013
at 08:27 PM

it's about as stupid as your ketosis question. fuck off, moron.

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on January 26, 2013
at 07:38 PM

"health" does not equal "diabetes". Your title is a really stupid question (yes, stupid questions exist).

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F299706618ad5d2c014130cb35d07dcf

on January 26, 2013
at 07:12 PM

Your nutrition professor must not know much about diabetes. I'm a nutrition major right now and it's frustrating how wrong my professors can be about some things. They get all of the information they know from one source.... The USDA. I am a type 1 diabetic and eating low carb has dramatically effected my blood sugar control. Macronutrient ratios definitely count for a lot!

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on January 26, 2013
at 08:30 PM

If you are a diabetic, give low carb a try and see for yourself what it does for your blood sugars. Make sure to test and work with your doctor to adjust medication levels accordingly because it WILL reduce and stabilize your blood sugars and too much medication may cause hypos.

And maybe your professor should have some required reading like Berntein's Diabetic Solution.

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on January 26, 2013
at 08:43 PM

yes! Great book recommendation.

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on January 26, 2013
at 09:06 PM

Wouldn't the answer really depend on the type of carbohydrate? I should think a modest amount of rice or potatoes would be okay for some (most?) diabetics but fruits can be problematic. But regardless, most everyone on a SAD diet consumes far more carbohydrates than their body require. Surely diabetics have the most to gain by moderating their carbohydrate intake.

_Lazza

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on January 27, 2013
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Starchy veggies and rice still raise some diabetic and insulin sensitive individuals' blood sugars to unacceptable levels. Some do better limiting the carbs in the diet to non-starchy veggies.

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