portion control???

By DonnaAnn Latest Reply 2008-08-07 02:56:48 -0500
Started 2008-08-06 23:07:07 -0500

When I was first diagnosed, one of the things I was told was to watch my protions. Not much was really said about carbs. So, I had a cup of this, and a 1/4 cup of that, and one of these and one and 1/2 of those. Ta-dah! Well, almost. I was doing all the porton control in one meal. Then I would take my sugar and get a whopping 300!
I think that instead of calling it portion control, it should be called carb control. It was not until a year after I was diagnosed, that I learned about how many carbs I should be taking in at a meal.So, I now do what I call carb control instead of protion control. does this make sense?

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butterfly_8 2008-08-07 02:56:48 -0500 Report

Yes it does make sense. I attended a class for diabetics at my local hospital after being diagnosed and the first thing taught was to read labels and count carbs. The final class involved a shopping trip. So I was always taught count carbs.