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Newly diagnosed with type 1. Saw the nutritionist last night. Is the only way to manage sugar and insulin is to carb count?

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Basically you can try pills but mostly counting carbs and taking insulin.

Milford, CT
Argh. I know changing my life to manage this will not be easy. I was just hoping there was some other way besides carb counting. This will take a lot of getting used to and even more to learn. I feel so restricted and worried to eat the wrong things.

Carb counting isn't that hard just takes time to get use to it. Ask your doc how many carbs per meal you should have

Milford, CT
I guess seeing the nutritionist yesterday made me feel more confused. I think I really need to clarify things with the doctor. I start insulin today and am worried.

I have been doing this for 3 year and I just started on the insulin pump 3 weeks ago and let me tell you it is making it a lot easier to manage my diabetes. Check with your dr about it. You want to make sure you take your insulin when the dr tells you too.

If you have any questions I will try and answer them for you

Milford, CT
Thanks! I am actually going to see my endo shortly. I'm sure I'll have questions after.

Ok make sure if you have any question to ask the dr too.. Sometimes they will break it down so it's easier to understand

Milford, CT
I always seem to have questions when I get home and begin thinking more about things. I have already written down a bunch though so I hope I don't miss anything.

Well every time you think of one write it down and take it to you appointment and you can always call them if you can't wait for your next appointment

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