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FAQs about Diabetes and Carbohydrates

What to Know About Carbs


Updated February 03, 2009

FAQs about Diabetes and Carbohydrates
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When you're diagnosed with diabetes, everything you eat becomes important. Carbohydrates are the most essential factor of food you take in. They directly affect your blood glucose almost immediately after you eat them. Some carbs affect blood glucose levels more than others. Learning about carbs and knowing how foods affect your blood sugar can help you maintain better control.

Keeping track of your carbs can help you keep your blood glucose levels closer to normal. Pick whole grains and fiber-rich carbs instead of processed, packaged, low-fiber carbs, to get the most nutritional bang for your buck.

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