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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

Basic Carb Counting Education Workshop  

This workshop covers label reading, carb counting tools and resources to help you plan consistent carbohydrate meals.  Learn how to make educated healthy eating choices in a variety of settings.

Advanced Carb Counting Education Workshop

Gain flexibility in the amount of carbohydrates you eat, without a negative effect on your blood glucose control.  Learn how to match insulin doses to carb intake and blood glucose levels.  This workshop will help you to get the most out of your carb ratios and sensitivity factors. 

Contact us for details or to get started 

These monthly workshops are offered at the Ambulatory Care Center on the University Campus of UMass Memorial Health Care.  Ask your care team or diabetes educator for a referral. 
For more information email
or call (508) 334-3206. 

Zimbabwe Hand Jive

Try this simple measuring method