How does Carbohydrate Counting Work

How Does Carbohydrate Counting Work

You and your GluCare team will set a goal for the amount of carbohydrates you should eat for each meal and snack throughout the day. 

Then you will use a variety of tools to choose foods that help you stay within your goals. Through monitoring your blood glucose levels, you will notice the effects of carbohydrates and make changes to your diet as needed. 

How Do I Know How Much Carbohydrates I Should Eat?

There is no set amount of carbohydrates for everyone. Your carbohydrate needs will be based on several factors:

  • Gender
  • Height and Weight
  • Usual eating habits
  • Daily schedule
  • Foods you like to eat
  • Amount of physical activity
  • Health status and diabetes goals
  • Diabetes medications and dose timing
  • Glucose monitoring results

Your GluCare Dietitian will help you estimate how many carbohydrates you need.

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