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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:
Health Tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health.
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal MedicineAdam Husney, MD - Family MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerRhonda O'Brien, MS, RD, CDE - Certified Diabetes EducatorColleen O'Connor, PhD, RD - Registered Dietitian
Current as ofJuly 5, 2016
Current as of:
July 5, 2016
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Rhonda O'Brien, MS, RD, CDE - Certified Diabetes Educator & Colleen O'Connor, PhD, RD - Registered Dietitian
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