Guess the Carbs: Halloween Party Edition

by Leighann on October 28, 2010

There’s a little game we (don’t) like to play when we go to parties: Guess the Carbs.

You know, you let your child fill up a plate with a little of this and a little of that.

I have bolusing for cake and ice cream* almost down to a science. But potlucks always throw me for a loop.

At one of five (yes FIVE) Halloween parties we attended this year, here is what Q ate:

Halloween Food

Apple slices, cheese and crackers, a few veggies, a pumpkin cookie, and a ghost cookie.

I jokingly asked my friends on Twitter to take a guess at the number of carbs. The answers were informative and entertaining:

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I was thinking maybe 50 grams of carbs, but maybe more. My husband said 60. I decided to split the difference and bolused for 55.

Can I just say I LOVE, love, love having an insulin pump at parties? LOVE. What a difference a year makes.

Read all of my writing on Halloween.

*I count a 3 inch piece of frosted cake or a cupcake as 30 grams carbs and a half cup of ice cream as 15. Give or take.

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Karen Talbott October 28, 2010 at 10:26 am

I was thinking 35 may i was way off.


2 Jen October 28, 2010 at 11:13 am

I am getting better at carb guesstimating but still it is not my forte! What a fun idea to post a photo and have people guess carbs…


3 Carrie October 28, 2010 at 12:24 pm

I like to call it an educated guess! We have 3 parties the next three nights so let the guessing begin!!


4 Amy October 28, 2010 at 12:33 pm

Now see, I would have only gone with 35-40 with the small size of the cookies. Then again, I am TERRIFIED of over dosing right now. Newbie for sure 😉


5 Renata October 28, 2010 at 1:33 pm

Yeah, it looked like 60 to me. However 60 seems to be my go to guess number for some reason. There’s no Halloween here and I can’t say I miss it. I don’t think the kids miss it either to be honest. Holy Cow, 5 parties?!?!?!


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