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Counting Carbs for Diabetes

Reading Food Labels – Carbohydrate counting

Counting carbohydrates is a good solution for many people with diabetes. Once you learn how to count carbs, you’ll find it easier to fit a wide variety of foods into your meal plan, including combination foods such as those in frozen dinners. For example, by checking the grams of total carbohydrate on the Nutrition Facts label on a frozen dinner, you can figure out how to fit the dinner into your carb allotment for a particular meal.

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Look at total carbohydrates to see if the food is OK to eat on a diabetic diet. You should note how many grams of carbohydrates are present in the product per serving. You may have to look at the serving size to find out if there are several servings in the package.

Most of the carbohydrates we eat come from three food groups: starch, fruit and milk. Vegetables also contain some carbohydrates, but foods in the meat and fat groups contain very little carbohydrates.

Counting carbohydrates allows flexibility in your meal plan, but you can't abandon your meal plan and eat as many carbohydrates as you desire. Keep in mind your overall goals--to keep your carb intake at a certain amount each day, and keep your glucose as close to normal as possible--and you'll do well. Remember to consult your healthcare team before making any of the changes discussed here.

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 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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