counting is a skill that can help you plan your diet to manage
type 2 diabetes and control your blood sugar. This
technique helps you determine the amount of sugar and starch (carbohydrate) in
the foods you eat so you can spread carbohydrate throughout the day, preventing
high blood sugar after meals. Carbohydrate counting gives you the flexibility
to eat what you want and increases your sense of control and confidence in
managing your diabetes.
- Carbohydrate is the nutrient that most
affects your blood sugar.
- Carbohydrate counting helps you keep
your blood sugar at your target level.
- You can consult a
registered dietitian or
certified diabetes educator to help you master
carbohydrate counting and plan meals.
How to count carbohydrate