So why do you get blood sugar spikes from carbs, but not from protein, and why has cutting carbs reduced my HBA1C down from 67 to 43. I attended the NHS Desmond education course for diabetics, where they explained the formula for conversion of carbs to sugar.
Yes I am t1... Being on a basal bolus insulin regime does allow more flexible eating without affecting your blood glucose levels too much (both for t1 or t2 diabetes - unfortunately this type of treatment is uncommon for t2)
You Have to also remember that most of these carbs are not sugar. They are mainly complex carbs (which admittedly do change to sugar in you body, but then again fat and protein also change to sugar to get any nutritional benefit). Measuring carbs based on a spoons of sugar equivalent is not take a helpful comparison. This is the kind of thing quoted by very poor tv documentary programmes and newspaper articles...
Are you T1, think mostly will help T2,isn't 250g around 62 spoons sugar a day not being T1 but that seems a lot. But we all react differently if you test and get no spikes guess your lucky
I’m not sure about getting it free. The book in paperback when I bought it was about £4. If you are on Facebook there are groups that will support you too. 8 week blood sugar diet friends is the group I’m in.