hi everyone

By allie&tim Latest Reply 2013-01-25 20:15:35 -0600
Started 2013-01-24 19:45:06 -0600

my name is allie my fiance is a type 1 diabetic. hes not a fan of research but i am. we joined the community for ideas and any helpful advice. only recently i finally convinced him to give up sugary drinks and get the candy out of the house. carb counting is a mystery to us and im looking into it now. he has been to a dr and is on novolong and levemir (i think its levemir…its the base insulin) just saying hi on our quest for control. if any has any helpful suggestions please share anything helps us. thanks!

5 replies

mo91108 2013-01-25 18:33:15 -0600 Report

I'm glad to hear your fiance has a support team like you! They have all kinds of wonderful information on the community! They also have very awesome diabetic friendly recipes for sweets as well if your fiance needs to have some kind of sweet food! You hae joined an awesome site to get help and information! and if you need any help just let us know!

allie&tim 2013-01-25 20:15:35 -0600 Report

Thank you so much everyone i am very excited to be taking a step toward his better health and I'm sure my own will improve as well I'm glad there is so much support here thank you everyone for the advice :)

GabbyPA 2013-01-25 10:13:36 -0600 Report

First, it's great that you are working as a team. That will ebb and flow with time, but if you can keep the team effort together, that will do so much for getting through tough times and growing in your love for each other.

James has given you the discussions on carb counting, so here is one of my favorite videos on it. http://www.diabeticconnect.com/videos/39-my-life-as-a-pin-cushion-carb-counting

The reason you have to know how many carbs he's eating is that will directly relate to how much insulin he is needing to take. His ratios may have to be worked out with testing and the doctor's input, but if you keep an accurate count of the carbs he takes in, it will help with the treatment of insulin for him.

Enjoy the site. There are lots of great folks here. Maybe hook up with some who use the pump, as they say it helps them in their control so much.

jayabee52 2013-01-24 21:18:11 -0600 Report

Howdy Allie,

Your fiancee may not be a fan of researching things, but many of us on DC are.

And please feel free to ask! Don't feel like any question is dumb here, because IMO the ONLY dumb question is a SINCERE question which is NOT asked!

A question may not occur to me, and if someone asks something, I often end up learning as much or more than the person asking it!

As far as counting carbs, you may wish to read through some of the articles and the discussions which may be found here ~ http://www.diabeticconnect.com/search?query=c...=

I pray we see you on the discussions often!

James Baker

Harlen 2013-01-24 19:53:30 -0600 Report

Hello and welcome
I use a book called the calorie king it has all the carbs for all the foods you will eat
and yes I use a scale too lol
It takes time to get it all down
Best wishes