Counting Carbs When You Use Insulin

By GabbyPA Latest Reply 2013-04-01 22:08:59 -0500
Started 2013-03-19 13:34:50 -0500

Since I have started insulin, I am finding out there are some differences in how I have dealt with my diet. Counting carbs was kind of general for me before, but now it really has to be much more accurate. It's good for me, but the learning curve can be a bummer.

I found this slide show that talks about specifics of carb counting for those of us who are on insulin.

view slide show here:

3 replies

Dr John
Dr John 2013-03-26 09:57:58 -0500 Report

I have a chart with carbs and food weights showing carbohydrate balanced meals:


GabbyPA 2013-03-27 18:27:05 -0500 Report

That is a great chart. Thank you. I encourage everyone to take a look at it and print one off. I cannot eat that many carbs per meal, but many people can.

Michael Morgan
Michael Morgan 2013-04-01 22:08:59 -0500 Report

I sort of count carbs because I know how much I get at breakfast and lunch. I do not pay attention at dinner because I am not the only person eating what I cook. I have been wearing an insulin pump that is set for your daily habits and it takes most of the trouble out of it. The meter tells it the blood sugar and i tell it the carbs and it know my insulin tolerance so it handles how much I get. and it is better then I could ever do. Before the pump I was crashing all the time and that is hard on your body. It is better to be a little high then any low. They told me to be low is hurting your system and that is why you shake.

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