Carb counting. Not so much the actual adding up and working out of carbs in a plateful of food. I have scales, I have a carb counting book, pen, paper, calculator and even a rough guide on carb ratio to start on. My problem is how to deal with the practicality. My son (13) does his injection before he eats (we have been advised that is better (especially as we often eat quite late and consequently close to bed time) and I can work out the carbs in the food on his plate before he injects. BUT... what about seconds? If he is hungry I can't say " no ". He's growing and needs his grub. Similalry with pudding. Its often still cooking while we eat, not dished out till later, and he doesn't always have any. Sometimes, seconds. How do you deal with the unpredicatability of it all. I can't quite get my head around it.