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Hello all,

I have a bag of baby carrots that I brought to work today. When I search the forums, I get different information thats a little confusing.

So.. carrots are a bi starchy. But, should I avoid having a cup of baby carrots for my mid-morning or mid-afternoon snack?
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A 1/2 cup of raw baby carrots have the following:

Calories: 35

Total Carbohydrates: 9g
Fiber: 2g
Sugar 6g
Protein: 1g


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morrisma

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If you need a snack, baby carrots are great. I eat them often and they have very little impact on my sugar. An added bonus is that they take up space reserved for chocolate and count 100% as a vegetable. :D
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Rabbits won't eat them. What does that tell ya? :eek:

 

 

 

 

 

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Mich

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Baby carrots don't spike my sugar because of the fiber. They are good for the **eyes** (bats eyelashes) and they keep me full a long time. A good healthy snack in my book!

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I snack on baby carrots often. I love them. I've never noticed a rise in my BG.

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Funnygrl

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I go overboard with baby carrots and eat the whole bag. They're a favorite of mine. In moderation you should be ok.

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I must be the only person on the forum who doesn't like carrots...to me, they taste as I imagine dirt would taste! I've tried them baked, glazed and raw!

T2, diagnosed 8/31/06.
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I must be the only person on the forum who doesn't like carrots...to me, they taste as I imagine dirt would taste! I've tried them baked, glazed and raw!

WHAT?!?!?!

We're not friends anymore ;)

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ladytaz

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You ain't right, Linda! You just ain't right!! *giggles* ;)

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Age: 46
Type 2 - Dx'd 08.16.05
•••
[ A1c ]
6.9 - 01/07
6.0 - 05/07
5.9 - 09/07
6.4 - 03/08
6.4 - 10/08
6.9 - 03/09
[ Meter ]
Contour
[ Meds ]
Metformin 1000mg 2x, Novolin N 30u 2x, Novolin R 1:10
Lisinopril 20mg 1x, Simvastatin 40mg 1x, Aspirin 81mg 1x
Tramadol 50mg 2 tabs 3x, Gabapentin 300mg 3x
[ Other Conditions ]
Coccidioidomycosis aka Valley Fever Dx'd 1.17.94
- Asthma
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Hypertention
Hyperlipidemia
Neuropathy



#11
princesslinda

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Oh come on people...there MUST be other carrot-haters out there somewhere. Orang-colored food just shouldn't taste like carrots (guess I had too many cheetos, circus peanuts and orange sherbet in my "pre-D" life..to me, that's what something orange should taste like;) !....but I do like beets!:D

T2, diagnosed 8/31/06.
Meds: Metformin-ER 500 mg twice daily, HCTZ 12.5 mg every other day for BP Enalapril 20 mg 1 daily (ace-inhibitor)
Diet: I eat to my meter, generally eating 75-100 carbs/day with the occasional splurge.


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ladytaz

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BEETS!!!!!!!! eW! BLECH!! Now I KNOW you ain't right!! LOLOL

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Type 2 - Dx'd 08.16.05
•••
[ A1c ]
6.9 - 01/07
6.0 - 05/07
5.9 - 09/07
6.4 - 03/08
6.4 - 10/08
6.9 - 03/09
[ Meter ]
Contour
[ Meds ]
Metformin 1000mg 2x, Novolin N 30u 2x, Novolin R 1:10
Lisinopril 20mg 1x, Simvastatin 40mg 1x, Aspirin 81mg 1x
Tramadol 50mg 2 tabs 3x, Gabapentin 300mg 3x
[ Other Conditions ]
Coccidioidomycosis aka Valley Fever Dx'd 1.17.94
- Asthma
- Chronic Bronchitis
Hypertention
Hyperlipidemia
Neuropathy



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BEETS!!!!!!!! eW! BLECH!! Now I KNOW you ain't right!! LOLOL


I think I have an OLD baby book from my mother, where she tried to feed me beets, and it said I violently spit them out. As far as baby carrots, I love them but my doctor said no matter what you eat, do it in moderation (i.e eat a portion not the whole bag).

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I should eat more of them as they are great sources of fiber and at least a little colorful, to say the least! Helps many a blah dinner plate.

I think the baby carrots of today (sold mass in grocery stores) are really cut from just regular "big" carrots. A chef told me this...but my MIL swears that just can't be true. But, I think a true baby carrot is much more slender and tender...does anyone know the difference?

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I eat baby carrots as part of my lunch every day, much for the same reasons as posted prior. I just learned though how much better the organic baby carrots taste than the regular, and they don't cost much more.
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Kim_in_TN

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Ok, I don't like raw carrots either! *ducks from all the carrot lovers* I will eat them cooked in combination with other veggies and I used to fix them sweetened in brown sugar ... not anymore! ;)
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princesslinda

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Thank you Kim!!! I was beginning to feel very lonely in my role as the lone forum carrot-hater.:D Maybe its a "Tennessee" thing?;)

T2, diagnosed 8/31/06.
Meds: Metformin-ER 500 mg twice daily, HCTZ 12.5 mg every other day for BP Enalapril 20 mg 1 daily (ace-inhibitor)
Diet: I eat to my meter, generally eating 75-100 carbs/day with the occasional splurge.





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