Hi everyone, My name is Karah and im getting the Insulin pump next week and im just wondering if anyone here could help me with how to carb count? I kind of get how you do it but yeah its all a…Continue
"I was told how to carb count when I became diabetic (1976). No one ever told me it was out of fashion so I carried on. I was surprised that the others at my pump lessons hadn't been given the knowledge to carb count as it is fundamental to good…"
"Hey there.. I am also new to pumping and hope to get mine within two weeks. The TSlim. If you have an Iphone.. the best thing I have found is the Glooko app that will tell you carbs for anything you search within the app. For instance, if you type…"
"A few thoughts... As was recommended below, I too would suggest the pumping insulin book by Walsh... It is very good!
Second, if you got on or are getting a medtronic pump, I would recommend watching their online training videos. They have several…"
"Hi Karah, I am kind of new (only 3 month) using a pump. I eat mostly the same food every day so once you know how many carbohidrates have them, it will be easy. Your pump calculates the insuline dosis automatically. If I ate something new, just read…"
"Hi, Yeah I am meeting with a dietician when I get the pump but I just wanted to start doing some homework on the whole carb counting thing before I went lol. Ive been looking for some good apps so I'll check out the carb finder…"
"I agree with Zoe that the best way to learn carb counting is to get the "Using Insulin" or "Pumping Insulin" book from Walsh - since you are pumping I would recommend the latter. Simply knowing the carb count of different foods…"
"Good recommendations on the carb counts. I was wondering if you are just asking how to count the carbs in food, or also about how to dose insulin. If the latter, Using Insulin by John Walsh is a great book to have. Basically you have to figure out…"
"I agree the Calorie King book is useful although I'm not an enormous fan of their website. When I got my pump, I got Calorie King (one copy myself and they gave me one too!) and a scale from Target to get the hang of eyeballing portion sizes…"
"If you go to the Lilly web-sight they have some info for people who are just starting to count carbs. You can probably get buy just using a Calorie king book or their web-sight and you can also access Calorie king with a smart…"
Hi everyone, My name is Karah and im getting the Insulin pump next week and im just wondering if anyone here could help me with how to carb count? I kind of get how you do it but yeah its all a little bit confusing at the moment lol... any help would be appreciatedthanks karah =)See More
The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes has
Type 1 or type 1.5 (LADA) diabetes
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Just to meet other people that suffer from type 1 diabete's like me =)
August 26, 2001
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7.3 on the 26/11/2012
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What pump model do you use, if any?
Im interested in the Animas onetouch ping
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Hi, My name is Karah, I'm 24 I come from "down under" lol... I'm Engaged to the most amazing man who I have two beautiful children with, I've had Type 1 Diabete's for 11 year's now and Im currently injecting 4 time's a day...but I'm pleased to say that I'm booked in on the 25th of January 2013 for the PUMP YAY! I am very excited! I'm keen to meet heap's of friendly people who are going through what I'm going through =) xx
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