Carb Counting With Jenny Smith Learn how to count your carbs with registered dietician and certified diabetes educator, Jenny Smith…. By Jennifer Smith|2016-12-08T23:27:00+00:00April 2nd, 2014|Thinking Like A Pancreas Blog|4 Comments About the Author: Jennifer Smith Related Posts ADA Scientific Sessions 2018: Gary’s Top-5 Observations ADA Scientific Sessions 2018: Gary’s Top-5 Observations LOOP vs. Medtronic 670G LOOP vs. Medtronic 670G Choosing a CGM: 3 Heads are Better Than One Choosing a CGM: 3 Heads are Better Than One IDS Clinicians Offer Different Perspectives on the Medtronic 670G IDS Clinicians Offer Different Perspectives on the Medtronic 670G How many carbs should you have to control diabetes? How many carbs should you have to control diabetes? 4 Comments John April 5, 2014 at 6:41 pm - Reply Hi, I am 66 and have been diagnosed type 2, but my diabetes acts closer to type 1 as I am subject to severe lows and highs, am not insulin resistant and my c-peptide is very low, also I am on insulin, using MDI, for this reason I have had to resort to very strict treatment of my diabetes. And although it all has become somewhat habit for me to count carbs on everything, I still get bit, every once in a while. I have always heard that and also read it that if the fiber is under 5 grams not to count it. And, you are saying that I should count it and I somewhat agree with you, but, there has to be a point at which the amount of fiber will not effect my BG, so where is that point or is it (5 gr.) just a safety margin and a good starting point. Or, (and I just thought of this, is this info primarily just for pump users? Conor Smith April 7, 2014 at 3:28 pm - Reply Great stuff, Jennifer! The tennis ball and hand for fruit tidbit was awesome. Thanks for all you do. Leave A Comment Cancel reply Comment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.