Like "Many "healthy" foods do have more carbs, but the whole wheat breads, oatmeal etc tend to absorb slower and therefore don't spike the bs as bad. I get tired of chicken and turkey for protein sometimes, but I love super chunky peanut butter which is a good source. Usually the MD needs good records when you are first diagnosed to determine the right insulin dose. Before I went on the pump, I had to do that again. Its worked out great. They also download the readings from my meter whenever I have an appointment. I've always kept records of the readings, because it determines the dose, so I have years of records in a stack of little logbooks. Most meter companies will send them to you at no cost, also most internal medicine MD's or endocrinologists have some. When you look back at them, its sometimes surprising what a few minor tweaks can do!"