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Re: [IP] it's getting better!! & silhouettes not sticking (long)



Is there a reason for eating a set number of carbs?When you say one carb is that
like one exchange. I count it differently. Just wondering.Sheila

email @ redacted wrote:

> this carb counting just has me crazy.  I started on the pump last week.  My
> recommended diet call for four carbs at brkfst, lunch and dinner and one carb
> at 3:00pm and 9:30pm (bedtime).  When I am home this is simple I have 2 carbs
> oatmeal for brkfst and 2 fruit carbs Mon to Fri. Lunch 2 starch carbs and 2
> fruit carbs, 3:00pm snk, 1 fruit carb, dinner max 5oz protein, 2 starch carb,
> one fruit carb, one veg and one other carb of my choseing, 9:30pm, asml pack
> of four peanutbutter crackers equaling 15 carbs.  Each meal totals 60 carb
> grams each snk 15 grams.  My ratio is one unit for 20 carb grams.  To
> compensate for highs - one unit for every 50 points.  I believe my highs have
> been caused by rebounds to earlier lows.  My carb counting is a nightmare
> when I go out to eat.  Restaurant food is not as easy to figure out like when
> I am home.  What does someone due for a four carb dinner meal in an Italian
> restaurant?  Chicken franchase, a side of spagetti and two small pieces of
> Italian bread?  I can't even stand looking at food anymore.  If you eat it is
> trouble, if you don't eat it is trouble.  I can't wait until they adjust my
> basal rate and I don't have to eat except when I am hungry.  I am becoming a
> small cow eating meals I don't like and are not hungry for and chasing lows
> with smarties candies or some other junk.  There has to be more in life than
> diabetes and food.  Sorry I am a crab but I am worn out with all this.
> Testing, testing feel like a human pin cushion.  I will do whatever it takes
> to make this work but I better get a handle on what it takes soon.  Than
> thanks for Putting up with my comments.  Tomorrow is another day.  I will try
> again.
>
> Kathie
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