I am post op VSG 5 months. I am a Diabetic Type 2 and highly carb sensitive. I was on Novolog Insulin, Lantus Insulin, Glypizide and Metformin (Long Release) Pre-op. My highest weight was 270lbs (A1C 11.2), I lost 45lbs Pre-op, surgery weight was 225lbs (A1C 6.8 off all insulin) and now I am 190lbs (A1C increased to 7.8) I am on 750mg per day of Metformin.
Pre-op my previous doctor placed me on 20-30grams of carbs per day, I worked out 3-4 times per week but this made me very sick and I went Hypoglycemic 4 times with a Glucose reading of 28,35,31 and 30. I fainted 3 times. My nutritionist said 80-100g per day for my body to function pre-op.
Now I am going on to my 7th week stalling at 190lbs, I have increased my exercise, water and getting in my protein, I am on 900cals per day and my average carb intake is 70g per day. My new Endocrinlogist said between 80-100g of carbs per day is good, BUT my nutrtionist said I should never be eating that many carbs. I drink skim milk, low fat dairy, flax seed products, no pasta, rice and very rarely I will have starchy vegetables, but everything has carbs in it and it all adds up.
I would love to hear from some of the post-opers with Diabetes who could give me your opinion and experience with carbs post-op and how many carbs you were having 5 months out. Between my nut and endocrinologist I am so confused. I need my A1C to get down to under 6.0!