# of carbs

at the hospital, i was told i need about 250 carbs a day. but i only eat about 200. i would definatly need what i was told because i am very active. after i was diagnosed in september, i was told i should go thru a growth spurt in a few months. but i havent grown that much. could it be  because i dont eat enough carbs?

It might be.  Keep in mind that what they told you was an average, and that you should eat what feels right to you.  If you're concerned about it, talk to your doctor.