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can you help me carb count for meatballs?

Discussion in 'Parents of Children with Type 1' started by nikichickee, Jul 15, 2010.

  1. nikichickee

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    We started dosing for carbs yesteRday as we are reaching the end of a very strong honeymoon. Well silly me spaced and didn't add up the carbs in the ingredients I used as I rushed to get dinner on the table before dh leaves for work :( any chance some of you seasoned car counters can help?
    1lb chop meat
    1 egg
    1/4 cup parm cheese
    1/4 cup breadcrumbs
    1/4 cup 2perc milk

    Simmered in a jar of tomato sauce
     
  2. caspi

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    Honestly, I don't carb count meatballs. :eek: Yes there are breadcrumbs & milk in them but with Cameron, such a small bit doesn't seem to affect him. But he's also 11. YDMV.... :cwds:
     
  3. LittleGuy'sMom

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    When we were at the hospital with ds after dx, we specifically asked the dietician about meatballs. She told us the amount of bread and milk mixed into the meat was so tiny it probably wasn't worth counting. I also sometimes use this site to figure out carbs in recipes:

    http://caloriecount.about.com/cc/recipe_analysis.php
     
  4. nikichickee

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    Well considering her I:C is 1:60 I didn't think I should be worries but considering she just put away 6 out of the 24 the recipe made I think I might need to dose
     
  5. nikichickee

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    Awesome thanks so much mama's I've been getting carb counts worked out for most of my recipes but totally spaced. I don't have the intuition or even a general idea of what the carb content is in most food yet as we've only been correcting until now since her food intake was so little. Thanks again you guys are a lifesaver :)
     
  6. MamaC

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    I consider meatballs free unless he downs 6 large ones which come to 1/2 carb in total (which he regularly does LOL).
     
  7. Christopher

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    Even if she ate all 24, with a 1:60 ratio you are only looking at .3 of a unit of insulin, (assuming 1/4 cup of breadcrumbs is about 15 carbs, and 1/4 cup milk is about 3 carbs)
     
  8. nikichickee

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    Thanks so much mamas!
     
  9. McKenna'smom

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    For my homemade recipes, I go ahead and count the carbs for total ingrediants and then figure how many total servings it makes and divide the total carbs by that number. Meatballs are usually pretty low per meatball.
     
  10. caspi

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    Don't worry -- in time this will be such second nature that you will be counting carbs on your OWN meals, lol!! :D
     
  11. saxmaniac

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    For my meatball recipe I computed up a carb factor. It's about 0.11, which means weigh it, and divide it by 10. So 120g of meatball is about 12 carbs. I imagine others are close.
     

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