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What happens if you don't eat the right amount of carbs when you have diabetes?

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If you eat more carbohydrates than your insulin supply can handle, your blood sugar level goes up. If you eat too little, your blood sugar level may fall too low. You can manage these shifts by knowing how to count carbs.

SOURCES:

FDA: "Talking About Trans Fat: What You Need to Know."

American Diabetes Association: “Type 2;” “What Can I Eat?;” “Diabetes and Heart Health--What’s the Connection?;” and “What About Protein?”

Joslin Diabetes Center: “Carb Counting 101.”

California Medical Association.

University of New Hampshire: “Plant Stanols and Sterols.”

Uptodate.com: “Patient information: High-fiber diet (Beyond the Basics),” Arnold Wald, MD.

Reviewed by Michael Dansinger on September 8, 2020

SOURCES:

FDA: "Talking About Trans Fat: What You Need to Know."

American Diabetes Association: “Type 2;” “What Can I Eat?;” “Diabetes and Heart Health--What’s the Connection?;” and “What About Protein?”

Joslin Diabetes Center: “Carb Counting 101.”

California Medical Association.

University of New Hampshire: “Plant Stanols and Sterols.”

Uptodate.com: “Patient information: High-fiber diet (Beyond the Basics),” Arnold Wald, MD.

Reviewed by Michael Dansinger on September 8, 2020

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