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Other Carb Choices for Diabetics

Carbohydrates 101 – Other Carbohydrates

Because the body turns carbohydrates into glucose, eating carbohydrates makes blood sugar levels rise. But that doesn't mean you should avoid carbohydrates if you have diabetes. Carbohydrates are a healthy and important part of a nutritious diet.

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Some carbohydrates have more health benefits than others, though. For example, whole-grain foods and fruits are healthier choices than candy and soda because they provide fiber, vitamins, and other nutrients.

Other Carbohydrates = One carb choice
4oz regular soda
½ cup ice cream or frozen yogurt
¼ cup sherbert or sorbet
2 chochlete chip cookies
½ cup sugar-free pudding (1/4 cup regular)
2 inch square of brownie or cake without frosting
1TBSP jelly, jam, syrup or honey

Eating a healthy diet helps you control your diabetes and reduces your risk of diabetes-related conditions, such as heart disease and stroke. Eating consistent amounts of foods containing carbohydrates every day helps you control your blood glucose level. This consistency each day is what matters most. Wide variations are difficult for the body to handle. Blood glucose levels that are outside the normal limits are the ones that cause long-term complications

Diabetes Clinical Trials

Aventiv Research in Columbus, Ohio is currently conducting a wide array of clinical studies targeted towards certain conditions. You may be eligible to participate in one of our diabetes clinical trials in Columbus and contribute to the development and approval of a new drug or treatment. As a participant, there is no cost to you at any point during the study. Browse our clinical trials being conducted now to find the study best suited for you.

Aventiv Research performs diabetes clinical trials to evaluate investigational medications from pharmaceutical companies on diabetic subjects under FDA-approved study protocols. If you or someone you know is interested in participating in a diabetes study, fill out the diabetes study form or call us to learn more about this great opportunity to be involved in diabetes research.

Diabetes Resources:

We are always looking for ways provide diabetes information to those who need it most. Bellow you will find diabetes resources to help you answer some of the question you may have about diabetes.

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