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Carb Counting by Example


Carb Counting by Example

Correct carb counting is very important. The members of this group can present pictures of their meals and the estimated carb counts. This way we can improve our judgement and learn to overcome common mistakes by sharing our experiences.

Members: 234
Latest Activity: Dec 16, 2014

Some hints

- the more this group grows the more people will orient themselves to people with similar eating habbits. Thus I think it is better to have one discussion per day and person called like 'Person - Date - Day'. So if I am interested what Holger eats at Sundays I could for example search for 'Holger Sunday' in this group. Following this concept every meal of the person at that day is a reply to the discussion the person started.

- if you want to post your meals just occasionally then you can create a discussion called 'Person - my eating habbits' or something like that. There you can add every meal you have eaten in one place.

- unless the TuDiabetes team recommends otherwise the image size is 1024x768 as jpg.

- every eating style is welcome here. The focus is not healthy eating but pure carb counting with fun.

- you can switch off the email notifications by clicking on "View all" in the discussion forum below. At the bottom of the following page you can click on "Stop Following".

Diabetes Forum

calories with carbs

Started by dishers Apr 1, 2014. 0 Replies

o I am trying to loose weight. I have gone from 110lbs to 185lbs. I cannot live with this weight. I have been in pain for 3 years with little activity due to neuropathy and maybe something else. Am…Continue

Finding carbs in prepared restaraunt food when nutritional information is not available

Started by Kelly. Last reply by john Mar 28, 2014. 2 Replies

I tend to stay away from food chains. So most restaurants I go to are mom and pop and they don't have a nutritional summary for their menu. When I go to these places, I end up ordering individual…Continue

Spaghetti squash

Started by ChrisChris. Last reply by ChrisChris Oct 4, 2013. 4 Replies

So, I have done a little research and I can't find a definitive answer as to whether or not spaghetti squash increases blood sugar. (significantly anyway) Anyone know? Thanks!Continue

New to this carb counting...

Started by morggirl. Last reply by dishers Oct 23, 2012. 13 Replies

Ok so I am new to this carb counting and I am trying to get it figured out so that it will be easier if/when I get on the pump. I have always be on a sliding scale so I have no clue what my carb to…Continue

Carb counting IHOP menu

Started by Amy. Last reply by SS Feb 29, 2012. 11 Replies

Morning all!I have a question for everyone. I ate at IHOP this weekend and well, the site doesn't have a nutrition label and there was a FAQ that they do not provide it!!!!!!! I wished they would as…Continue

Nel 2010/1/4

Started by nel. Last reply by nel Dec 27, 2010. 29 Replies

breakfast 77 g carbs : Baltic style , plain jogurt , sprinkle of cinnamon, diet sugar, flax, glass of 1 % milk , 1/2 apple , steel cut oats , prepared with 1/2 H2O and 1/2  milk , diet sugar, flax ,…Continue

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Comment by Linda G on May 24, 2014 at 12:14pm

Come and learn more about carb counting....share your, and be supported. "room" on home page.
When....Thursday May 29th.
Click on the attached link for more information!

Comment by nel on May 5, 2014 at 8:26pm

Great idea Emily this quizz ...I am one , who prefers to eat stuff I know ...must be my age , ha, ha. thanks

Comment by Emily Coles on May 5, 2014 at 12:37pm

Carb counting quizz, with a prize for the most accurate counter :)

Visit, click on Resources, and then choose
Innovative stuff.  The link to the carb quiz is at the bottom of the page.
 Take the test by yourself, with a group, or with the assistance of your
friendly neighborhood dietitian.  Write down your answers and e-mail them
(with subject line “Carb Contest”) to Integrated Diabetes Services’
Director of Lifestyle & Nutrition (and self-proclaimed guru of carb
counting) Jennifer Smith:   Be sure to
include your full name, e-mail and phone number.  Jenny will score your
test and send you a personalized reply, letting you know how you did and
where your strengths/weaknesses lie.

The contest is open through May 31st, 2014.  In early June, the TOP 3
SCORERS will be contacted to receive $50 gift certificates to the
restaurant of their choice.  They will also have the opportunity to be
interviewed and introduced as a Carb Counting King/Queen in an upcoming
“Thinking Like A Pancreas” Blog (

Integrated Diabetes Services is not responsible for any hunger you might
develop while taking this test, or injuries you may sustain while arguing
over the answers.  For more information, please contact Integrated
Diabetes Services at (877) 735-3648.  Outside North America, call +1 (610)
642-6055.  Integrated Diabetes Services provides in-person and remote
consultation for insulin-users looking to improve their diabetes control
and self-management skills.

Comment by marilyn krain on February 2, 2013 at 8:45pm

I really have problems knowing how many carbs to eat in a meal. If I cut down on them too much I get light headed, if I eat too many carbs I feel funny too. Any way of judjeing amount?

Comment by Krispin on March 6, 2012 at 7:54am

Hi everyone! I'm new to thsi group. Been a type 1 diabetic for 4 and a half years now and still struggling with my carb counting. Looking forward to learning anything my fellow teammates can teach!!

Comment by karenpat on November 12, 2011 at 10:51am

hi group :) I'm still in my "honeymoon" phase so I don't use much insulin for now but I admit that the thought of carb counting in the future scares me a little (so much to think about), so I thought I'd get used to the idea by joining :)

Comment by Denise Suzanne Grant on October 24, 2011 at 2:46pm
Hi there, I'm new to this group and could do with some help. I was diagnosed as a type 2 four years ago but have never fitted snugly into that category so I pushed for more tests and after a very long haul got them. I've now been re-diagnosed as type 1 which means that I have to be much more in control of my carbs. I saw a dietician today and she wants me to stay between 45 and 60 carbs per meal. I do have a little idea about calorie counting, but don''t have a lot of time to prepare meals and I was wondering if anyone has tried ready made diabetic meals that you can order through Jenny Craig and such places and are they cost effective and worth buying, or are they a waste of money?
Comment by missrobbie on October 5, 2011 at 6:16pm
I'm raising my hand because i need carb counting 101(LOL)
Comment by cindy warnack on May 30, 2011 at 2:14pm
Thank you very much.Cindy
Comment by AaronM on May 30, 2011 at 12:28pm
PS the app is found on the Android Market and is listed as "Calorie Counter by FatSecret.

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