I know I am screaming and I apologize. But I am desperate to learn to do this, and math wasn’t my greatest subject.
I am a type II diabetic, controlled (finally) by meds, 2000 Metformin and 50 amaryl, diet (we hope) and exercise. I am also losing weight and exercising like crazy.
Okay, so I went for my “teachng class” on counting carbs, I was previously using WW points, (so much easier) and did well. Losing 52 lbs. But that ended, and now it’s back to class. My nutritionist explained it all as clearly as she always does, which is good, and I left the office, confident that I could do this, and got to my car, promptly lost everything she said.
So here’s my info: I get 150 - 175 Coh’s a day. We divided them up to be 30 Breakfast, 45 for lunch and dinner and three 30 snacks during the day, with the b/4 bed one containing protein of some kind.
I’m fine with that, I think. Then, I went to the store, read every stinkin’ thing I bought for the number of carbs, and decided I would put it all together at home. I even called her with a “HELP, I don’t remember anything” before she left at 5:00…so now it’s the AM; and I am lost, again.
Okay, so please someone PM me or reteach me here. There is no one better to teach a diabetic than another diabetic. Do I count the actual carbs listed, and what if they aren’t listed, such as things I make myself. I do have two books coming in the mail with the listing of carbs for foods. If it says, 13 mg, do I count that 13 or 1, seeing as though I remember for every 15 gm’s it’s one of something.
See I told you I was confused.
HELP ME OUT, please! I need to get this right, because I still have 50 lbs to go, and a lifetime of carb counting.
Or if there is a “counting carbs for dummies” site on line, that would be super too.
I’m waiting impatiently to hear from someone, anyone…I hate math.