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Diabetes: Carbohydrate Counting

Author: 
Hongu, Nobuko
Greene, Nicole A.
Billias, Natalia N.
Publication Date: 
January 2014
Publication Number: 
AZ1617-2014
Pages: 
9 pp.
Abstract or Description: 
Carbohydrate counting is a meal planning approach for people with diabetes to manage their blood glucose levels. Controlling blood glucose is a way to prevent diabetes complications such as heart disease, bone and joint disorders, skin and digestive problems, and problems with teeth and gums. This article gives an idea how to count carb using carb counting tables, which show various portions of foods that are equal to one carbohydrate counting =15g of carbohydrate.
Language: 
English
Publisher: 
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)
Contributor: 
Nutritional Sciences
Relation: 
University of Arizona Cooperative Extension Publication AZ1617
Keyword: 
diabetes
meal planning
carbohydrate
carbs
glucose
Type: 
Text
Pamphlet
Subject Category: 
Food Safety, Nutrition and Health
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