Has any one discovered how many carbs are in a meal by eating and then testing?

By Richknowbody Latest Reply 2011-08-11 17:32:50 -0500
Started 2011-08-10 13:25:08 -0500

I know this is back wards. But it can be hard to calculate carbs and the insulin to counter them.
I did it one time for a meal I eat a lot. I now know I need 7 units of Humalog for that meal.
Sometimes a calculate cabs and my blood sugars jump, because I didn't know of hidden carbs.

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JoleneAL 2011-08-11 13:50:38 -0500 Report

I pretty much won't eat anything unless I know what's in them. With more and more restaurants providing the information in store or on their website, it is much easier. People say I'm anti-social, but I won't go to lunch with anyone at work unless I know where they are going and if its a place that doesn't offer at least a salad, I don't go.

Richknowbody 2011-08-11 14:48:11 -0500 Report

Sounds like you have a good system.
I have resisted doing the carb counting, But now that I am on a pump, I don't have a choice.
I will get good at it, I know me.
I have been surprised by foods that I don't expect to raise my blood sugars, but they do by a lot, and vice versa.
My chili beans just raise my sugars by a small amount, but it intuitively feels like it should raise it a lot.

jayabee52 2011-08-11 17:32:50 -0500 Report

beans are maily protein, so they won't raise it that high that fast. I wish I could eat them, but because of my kidney problems I must avoid 'em

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