Carb Counting Tips and Tricks

Ever since Rhodes was diagnosed 34 years ago, he has been carb counting. As a Type 1 diabetic, who produces zero insulin himself, he needs to take insulin to cover every bit of food or drink that goes in his mouth. His doctors have recommend carbohydrate counting in order to determine how much insulin to take with each meal or snack.

At first, he spent a lot of time looking up the carbs in foods and reading labels. But as the years passed, he’s learned to approximate how many carbs are in certain types of foods, and usually predicts accurately.

We found this great article by Diabetic Living that teaches tips and tricks for estimating the number of carbs in certain standard meals. Hope these are helpful to you too!

Do you have any tips for carb counting? Share them with us!


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