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Carb counting

Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by Jamietomkinson1990, Mar 15, 2019.

  1. Jamietomkinson1990

    Jamietomkinson1990 Type 1 · Active Member

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    Anyone find carb counting hard ?? Just wanting to ask is there someone we’re to buy low carb meals but don’t want to loose weight my diabetes is not controlled I’m unstable
     
  2. Jamietomkinson1990

    Jamietomkinson1990 Type 1 · Active Member

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    I’m not sure all I have been told is that every 10g of carb I take 1 unit of incerkin to cancel out the Carbs for example if I’m eating 40 grams of carbs that’s 4 units of novorapid
     
  3. Grumpy ole thing

    Grumpy ole thing Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I don't minus fibre , I just use the total carbs to calculate insulin, as you say 40 grams of carbs is 4 units.
     
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    evilclive Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    It depends on which country you're in. In the UK at least the carbs listed don't include fibre - that's mentioned separately. In the US and I think Australia they appear to do so, and you're supposed to subtract the fibre from the total.
     
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    Jamietomkinson1990 Type 1 · Active Member

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    No one had told me this every nurse I see is saying different things
     
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