Too many carbs!
My dad is now on the floor where they do physical therapy. My mom called in
his lunch order and tried to get him a taco salad and penne pasta They
wouldn't let her do that. It was too many carbs. I think the penne had 15
g but am not sure. He did have that for dinner tonight and it wasn't an
overly large portion.
The taco salad came in a nice looking edible bowl but it was made of a corn
tortilla and not one of those fried flour things. 45 g of carb, or it would
have been had he eaten the shell. He did not. Just ate the salad and a raw
veggie plate. Also a sugar free Jell-O.
So Swedish is on top of things when it comes to diabetic diets. Yes, I know
some of you would be mortified at that many carbs. He does take basal
insulin all of the time and he is on basal. I don't know how they figure
his basal. I was worried that he'd go hypo because he didn't eat the carb
portion of his meal. But he did not. The test BG before every meal.