Help Please!!!

By Goddess Latest Reply 2009-03-18 12:15:33 -0500
Started 2009-02-16 19:24:56 -0600

I need to know the best book to get to carb counting with going on insulin

7 replies

Frustrated mom
Frustrated mom 2009-03-18 12:15:33 -0500 Report

We also use the Calorie King, We got it at the Dr's. Good luck…Maybe go to a book store and look at different ones that will help you with what you are needing…

SusanneLynn 2009-03-16 14:50:50 -0500 Report

I actually have been an insulin diabetic for many years and I count individual meals like if I drink milk thats a carb and fruit is a carb and anything that is made of flour or corn thats why the veggie corn is a carb if you do it that way it is easier but being on a pump I would not know I think the pump is more confusing? Sorry I couldnt help more
God Bless

firefightermom 2009-02-17 09:25:47 -0600 Report

hey, we use the Calorie King also, our doctor gave it to us and it has every food you can think of in it and it's carb-calorie and fat intake amounts. It is also a small book so it fits perfect in her bag.

Richard157 2009-02-17 09:14:47 -0600 Report

Hello Diane. I like "The Calorie King". It gives the calorie, fat and carb content of almost everything we eat. It also lists the more popular restaurant chains and gives the same info for most of the things they serve. I ordered mine from I keep one at home and one in my car. Many diabetic friends on many sites recommend this booklet.

You can also find carb content of food online. Here is the Calorie King site:

dj7110 2009-02-17 07:50:47 -0600 Report

when I first started insulin I used a pamphlet I got from the diabetic center on carbs which covered all foods by groups and worked fine. As well as another booklet that covered all fast food places and listed carbs on there foods. I couldn't find either on the net however did find what looks like a good book on carbs. Hope this helps.. David

2009-02-16 19:54:30 -0600 Report

Goddess, I used to count carbs, eg. 15 grams equals one carb, but now being on the pump, I watch a different way, in carb grams.

I think if you have a peek at the book section of this site, you'll find some really great choices!

Sorry I couldn't be of much help!