Start Over

By splitpea922 Latest Reply 2014-07-29 06:33:18 -0500
Started 2014-01-13 07:25:38 -0600

So I have decided that in 2014, I am going to get my diabetes under control. I started wearing my sensor so I am checking my BG more but now I need to start counting carbs. This has always been my biggest hurdle. But my goals are counting carbs then exercising. Does anyone know where I should go to help start the carb counting. I already have taken the classes.

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Anonymous 2014-07-29 06:33:18 -0500 Report

I am in the same boat! exactly the same. If you would like a buddy please message me. It would help being able to talk to someone who is going through what I am!

tinakurr 2014-01-14 19:09:12 -0600 Report

That's a great resolution. Diabetes is one of those diagnoses that can be so challenging and cause so many other problems. It's very important to maintain that stability to the greatest extent you can. I have something that might be helpful to you if you or anyone else is interested.

jarett88 2014-01-13 22:51:33 -0600 Report

Good for you. Been t1 for over thirty years. Started over a lot. Each time doing it longer. On ten plus years of doing good. Doc and wife say I can do better. Take one blood sugar and day at a time.

Risingsun611 2014-01-13 12:55:52 -0600 Report

Counting your carb intake is great! You can ask your doctor but a good number is approximately 30 grams per day. It may be a good idea for you to speak with a nutritionist. One that specializes in diabetes.
Take control of your disabetes! Don't let it control you!

tinakurr 2014-01-14 19:17:15 -0600 Report

Proteins and good carbs, such as vegetables and a little bit of fruits (eaten vs. juices) are the best for you. The foods that have the grains, such as rice, wheat, breads, pastas are the worst as far as keeping your blood sugar in control. There are so many great gluten free recipes out there now. I like to follow Grass Fed Girl, Mommypotomus, and a few others on Facebook that post good tasting, but low carb/gluten free recipes. You should check them out. Some of their recipes use almond flour or coconut flour. Almond flour is very low in carbs and has more protein in it (which is slower digesting and will keep your blood sugar from spiking). Coconut flour tastes sweeter when used whereas almond flour isn't as noticeable. I guess it depends on what you're looking for in taste.

kimfing 2014-01-13 12:07:24 -0600 Report

Congrats on taking control:-) the book by calorie king is our bible. Also invest in a good scale to weigh everything you eat. Read all labels. My rule, too many carbs due to sugar content are out for me. Write or log everything so you know what's going on. I use diabetes connect on android for my log book it's wonderful.

Good luck

ShellyLargent 2014-01-13 10:50:48 -0600 Report

I started by getting a nutritional guide, like Calorie King (book) or if you have a smart phone, there are a ton of nutritional apps that will give you carb counts of foods. If the food is prepackaged, then it will have the carb count per serving listed on the package. Be aware that you will have to start measuring your serving sizes to make sure you get the correct carb count. Also the internet is great for looking up nutritional facts of foods. Sites like and are great. If you're eating out, then ask your server or the cashier if they have a nutritional sheet available. There are a lot of the fast food chains now that have pocket-sized guides available if you ask.

101 Diabetics
101 Diabetics 2014-01-13 10:10:08 -0600 Report

First off, it is good that you have taken a renewed interest in yourself. If you don't, no one else will.

I am a recently diagnosed Diabetic. I never learned about the carb thing yet. I got my Blood Sugar under control without doing that.

However, there are many people on here that speak frequently about carbs. Be a little patient, surely one of them will come along to help you.

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