The great part of a crawfish boil and diabetes is there are few to no carbs in these guys. Then you have to work a little bit and that usually burns off whatever carbs are in the tails. Usually people put the sides into the boil with the crawfish to season them as well. We had some awesome surprises in this boil. The first surprise were the mushrooms. I love a mushroom but have never had one in my crawfish boil, and they tasted like what it would be like to not have diabetes for one minute. Then they had whole onions in the boil. The onions reduced down to a nice sauteed texture with the bite of seasoning. The final surprise were the sausage pieces in the mix. Sausage is great no matter how you like it but with a Cajun kick they just complimented the crawfish perfectly. They also had garlic cloves and potato's in the mix. I of course had some of those as well. The only thing I was not completely excited over were the garlic cloves. They were just a hair over the top for me. In the end I counted the carbs for the potato's and a few for the sausage but in the end I ate like a king and my BG's flat lined at around 125 the entire time. How awesome is that? I can't wait till someone else invites me to another crawfish boil. Oh and yes you do just walk up to the table and grab and eat. you use a plate but it is just for your shells.