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Counting Carbohydrates With Diabetes

People living with type 1 and type 2 diabetes must keep track of the carbohydrates in meals.  Carb counting helps to keep blood glucose levels within the target range, which may prevent or delay additional health complications caused by diabetes.  Healthy carbohydrates, such as whole grains, fruits and vegetables, can provide both energy and nutrients, including vitamins, minerals and fiber.  

The following video discusses basic and advanced carbohydrate counting 

 Carbohydrate Counting Meal Ideas

Healthy Low-Carb Food Options 

Sample Menu: 30-45 grams

Sample Menu: 45-60 grams

Diabetes Education

Our certified diabetes care and education specialists (CDCES) offer individual and group classes.  Ask your care team for a referral. For more information email
or call (508) 334-3206. 

Zimbabwe Hand Jive

Try this simple measuring method