For many of us, carb limits are the key to in-range non-volatile BGs. I’m probably eating 75-100 grams per day but my control was better/easier when I consumed < 50 grams per day.
I attended a local diabetes support group meeting last evening. The featured guest was a Registered Dietitian. I knew going in that my philosophy was going to clash with hers but I didn’t want to stir up a contentious debate. I did find out that she thinks the brain needs a minimum of 30 grams of carbs per meal. I wanted to dispute that point but I chose not to. Part of me feels like I betrayed my diabetes values.
My first question to her was if the dietitian community was aware of the robust debate within the online diabetes community over the role of carb limits in diabetes management. She didn’t understand my question but I really think she was not aware of the low-carb movement within the diabetes community as well as an accompanying antipathy toward dietitians who believe the false concept of “essential carbohydrates,” much like the authentic concept of essential proteins and fats.
She also brought out the trope that low carb diets are not sustainable. I stayed quiet so I would not be “that guy” who likes controversy and trouble. I am ambivalent now.
I find your experience of carb limits and consequent well-behaved BGs confirms mine. Keep up the good work!