Hi KJT2. There are ways to figure out how much insulin to take with different foods, beginning with counting the carbs in the food you are eating, and then taking the right amount of insulin for that number of carbs. The amount we each need is individual. The best way to figure out how much you need can be found in either of two excellent books, Gary Scheiner's "Think Like a Pancreas, completely revised and updated", and John Walsh's "Using Insulin". A good help to figure out the number of carbs in different foods is with the book, "The Calorie King", or the website, www.CalorieKing.com/book2012. (All three books are available at Amazon.) Welcome, and good luck!