I'm excited. After over a year of trying to figure this whole carb crap out on my own because the first dietitian i ever had talk to me about how to carb count(as requested by my endo when he asked me to try it for a while..and then never let me stop haha)..was so disorganized I left there more confused then when i arrived. but i was determined to figure it out on my own cuz unless someone shows me by actually DOING it..i don't learn anything. I'm all hands on..so theoritical stuff doesn't work well with me.
I've finally broken down and booked an appointment cuz I'm not getting it really. Instead of knowing what I should be taking..I'm guessing. Last night I had baked fish from M&M Meats, a potato, and some broccoli. i did my 2units for correction and then did 6units for the meal..because I didn't actually -know- what the carb amount was. that's pretty much how i get by. i look at the plate, i go "eeeeeh looks like a 4unit meal" or "eeeehh...a piece of bread is 1unit and the rest of that stuff is probably equal to 7units so i'll do 8units".
It's a pain in the ass to carb count and I'm hoping this will make it easier. I hate it regardless, because I don't like to have to sit and think at a resturant after they've brought me my meal, on how much I'll actually eat, what the portion is(I suck at measurements..you could show me 2cups of something and I'd guess it was a quarter of a cup!), and how many carbs might be in it. Even at home, unless it tells me straight up on the package..I can't figure it out worth shit.