To go along with my posts on the basics of carb counting, I thought I would talk about some of the tools that I use frequently in cooking while carb counting for diabetes care.
The one device that many home cooks don’t have that I couldn’t live without is my digital scale. Mine is intended for baking, so all it gives me is the weight, to the nearest gram or nearest 1/8 oz. It does not try to count carbs for me. I had it for several years before my child’s diagnosis for baking, but then I used it about once a week. Now I use it on average about 5 times a day. I even use it to measure sandwich spreads.
I also have a more generous supply of volume measuring devices than most. I have two sets (exactly the same so they are interchangeable) of metal dry measuring cups. I also have several different liquid measuring cups, including the Emsa Perfect Beaker.
These are the only tools that I would say are influenced by the carb counting.