Meal Planning to Manage Blood Sugar: Carb Counting for Diabetes

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Carb counting is one form of meal planning that can help people with diabetes manage their blood sugar levels.

Diabetes is an incurable, yet manageable, a medical condition where the body’s blood sugar levels are too high. This happens when there is not enough insulin in the body, or the insulin does not work properly.

Insulin is a hormone that is made by the pancreas. It helps the body to process glucose (the simplest form of sugar), which is used by the cells to create energy. When this doesn’t happen, sugar stays in the bloodstream. This can lead to serious health problems.

Diabetes and the role of carbohydrates

In the United States in 2014, approximately 9 percent of Americans, totaling nearly 29 million people, were found to have diabetes. Diabetes is classified into different types and includes:

Almost one tenth of people in the U.S. have some form of diabetes.

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3 Responses to Meal Planning to Manage Blood Sugar: Carb Counting for Diabetes

  1. I know that if I would just put those damn carbs down I would lose weight…

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