GlucoMenu® Tip of the Day:
Count the carbohydrates you consume instead of sugar. The
thinking used to be that sugar affected blood sugar more so in comparison to
other types of carbohydrates. That thinking has shifted.
Sugar has no greater effect on blood sugar than other carbohydrates. All
carbohydrates are considered fairly equal as far as affecting blood sugar.
The main goal with diabetes is controlling blood sugar and
avoiding complications. Eating even amounts of carbohydrates
throughout the day can help control blood sugar.
Christine Carlson, MS, RD, BC-ADM, CDE
- Be aware of eating "empty calorie" carbohydrates (soda pop, cookies, candy).
- Focus on eating a variety of nutrient dense carbohydrate foods including grains, whole fruits, vegetables, and low fat dairy products.
- The next time you look at a food label count the total carbohydrate, not the sugar.
GlucoMenu® Nutrition Director
Christine Carlson, Registered Dietitian &
Certified Diabetes Educator