Skip to content


    Exciting News for WebMD Members!

    We've been busy behind the scenes building new message boards for you. You'll have new and easier ways to find messages, connect with others, and share your stories.

    And, this will all be available on your smartphone or other mobile device!

    What Do You Need to Do?

    The message board you're used to will be closing in the coming weeks. While many of your boards will be making the move to our new home, your posts will not. Want to keep a discussion going? Save posts you want to continue (this includes your member profile story), so that you can re-post them in the new message boards.

    Keep an eye here and on your email inbox, we'll be back in touch soon to give you all the information you need!

    Yours in health,
    WebMD Message Boards Management

    Controlling Carb Intake?
    An_255009 posted:
    I've been using WebMd to manage my weight and type 2 diabetes. But I have been having a time at not going over the daily allowance of carbohydrate intake of 137. I'm looking for information or suggestions on how to better control it. The same is true for my sodium intake even though I do not add salt to my meals.
    alaina79 responded:
    What are you eating? Many sources encourage people to eat plenty of whole grains, but if you're looking to get your carbs under control I would cut out wheat altogether. That should make eat easy to stay under 137.
    mariajohnson responded:
    The low carb, real food based diet involves eating natural, unprocessed foods with a low carbohydrate content. To control carbs intake go for low carbs food like vegetables, fruit, nuts, seeds.
    katellawellnesscenter responded:
    I think balanced and healthy diet plan can make all the difference to a person is sufficient type 2 diabetes. There nothing as to completely cut the carb intake as they are real source of energy. Complex carbohydrates are considered healthier as they are easily digested and provide steady source of energy. As far Carbohydrate counting is considered you need to contact registered dietitian as they will figure out a carbohydrate counting plan that meets your specific needs.

    Helpful Tips

    desk tip works
    Hi, when I had a desk job I used to just pick up my legs under the desk as if I was walking up and down the stairs ... and it helps with ... More
    Was this Helpful?
    0 of 0 found this helpful

    Expert Blog

    Everyday Fitness - Pamela Peeke, MD, MPH, FACP

    Achieve a better mind-body balance and live a healthier life with tips from wellness expert Dr. Pamela Peeke...Read More

    Related Drug Reviews

    • Drug Name User Reviews

    Report Problems With Your Medications to the FDA

    FDAYou are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.