Justin Delgado is husband to Kacie Doyle-Delgado, diagnosed at age 11. After more than a decade together, he considers himself to be an expert carb counter and Dexcom inserter. He graduated with his Master of Science in Finance from the University of Utah in 2013 and has been working in commercial banking since then. He attended his first Friends for Life conference in 2015 and is looking forward to volunteering with the teens.
February 21, 2006
Meal Planning, Food and Diet, Other
Question from Metuchen, New Jersey, USA:
I enjoy cooking and baking for my family. Are there any reference books for calculating carbohydrate counts on ingredients such as bananas, apples, carrots? I can only find estimates for a small banana, a medium apple, etc., but I have yet to find anything that gives me carbohydrate counts for grams, cups, etc. Also, they usually give the carbohydrate counts for weights with the skin and peel (ex. banana) which makes it very difficult.
Ask your health care provider or dietitian for a book called “Exchange Lists for Meal Planning” distributed by the American Diabetes and American Dietetic Associations. This booklet will give you carbohydrate information for all fruits and vegetables. If they can’t get you one, you can order it from the American Diabetes Association web site.