Diabetes Forecast

Beginner’s Guide to Carbohydrate Counting

By Benjamin Page , ,

Becca Koebrick/Becca Koebrick Design Studio

Carb counting is a meal-planning method in which you add up the grams of carbohydrate in your meals and snacks. Compared with protein and fat, carbs have the greatest effect on your blood glucose. By counting how many grams of carb you’ll be eating, you can more accurately dose mealtime insulin and keep your blood glucose stable. If you don’t use mealtime insulin, you might count carbs to track how your intake affects your glucose levels. Or you may choose to use a more basic form of carb tracking, such as the “plate method.”

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