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Your doctor, registered dietitian, or certified diabetes
educator may suggest that you use one of two ways to count
carbohydrate in your diet. For both, 15 grams of
carbohydrate equals one serving. Use the method that is easiest for you.
Your daily amount depends on several things—your weight, how active you are, what diabetes medicines you take, and what your goals are for your blood sugar levels. A registered dietitian or certified diabetes educator can help you plan
how much carbohydrate to include in each meal and snack.
For most adults, a guideline for the daily amount of carbohydrate is:
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ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerRhonda O'Brien, MS, RD, CDE - Certified Diabetes Educator
Current as ofMay 22, 2015
Current as of:
May 22, 2015
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Rhonda O'Brien, MS, RD, CDE - Certified Diabetes Educator
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