Do you know what foods have the greatest impact on your blood sugars? If you answered CARBOHYDRATE FOODS...you’re right!
Carbohydrates -- "carbs" -- are broken down into glucose. So if you eat too much of them, your blood sugar level may rise.
For this reason, people with diabetes find it helpful to keep track of the “carbs” they eat in order to manage their blood sugars.
This is called “carb counting.”
Carb counting is easy. It just takes some practice at first.
To learn the basics, read the DRI's brochure "Carbohydrate Counting" in English or "Contando Carbohidratos" in Spanish