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Diagnosed with type 1 in #### when was 10 my hba1c has gone from 14.5 to 8.2 now has gone slightly up to 9.1 I need help carb counting was wondering how I do it thanks x

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I'm a mom supporting a child with type 1 diabetes since 2011.
Prosperous, IRL
We count carbs all the time, carb amounts are lured on virtually every packet these days, you weigh your food eg 50g weight Cheerios (b4milk), so packet says 74.4 per 100 gr, then 74.4/100 x 50 = .....

I'm a mom supporting a child with type 1 diabetes since 2011.
Prosperous, IRL
......how many carbs you've had in your breakfast cereal. I don't add in carbs for milk cos it's only 12 grams carbs.

I'm a mom supporting a child with type 1 diabetes since 2011.
Prosperous, IRL
Listed on packets not lured! Lol

Newport, GBR
I really don't get the carb counting it so confusing I don't get how it affects the insulin doses or anything? X

San Antonio, TX
I use a phone app called calorie king it has everything in there including restaurants

Living with type 1 diabetes since 2001.
Alexandra Hills, AUS
Carb counting is easy once you get the hang of it :) essentially an exchange or carb portion is 15 grams. My insulin to carb ratio is 1:1 (1 unit per portion) a piece of bread is 1 portion..

Living with type 1 diabetes since 2001.
Alexandra Hills, AUS
..so a sandwich is 2 serves so I would have 2 units of insulin. There are a few good apps around which will tell you the carbs in food. Calorie King/My Fitness Pal etc...

Living with type 1 diabetes since 2001.
Alexandra Hills, AUS
..you will also need correction doses to get your basal rate lower. My correction is 1 unit to bring me down 3 mmol (50?) so if my goal is 7 and I was 10 and I ate a sandwich, I would have 3 units...

Living with type 1 diabetes since 2001.
Alexandra Hills, AUS
..2 for my sandwich and 1 extra to get me back to 7. Sorry for the spam, I hope that helped. Feel free to message :)

Basildon, GBR
I got the cals and carbs app for my phone it tells you what carbs are in most foods

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