Diabetes & Carb Counting For Dummies book cover

Diabetes & Carb Counting For Dummies

Author:
Sherri Shafer
Published: April 3, 2017

Overview

Count your carbs — and count on managing your diabetes

Living with diabetes doesn't have to mean giving up all of your favorite foods. Carbs from healthy foods boost nutrition and supply essential fuel for your brain and body. Counting carbs is integral to managing diabetes because your carb choices, portion sizes, and meal timing directly impact blood glucose levels. Diabetes & Carb Counting For Dummies provides essential information on how to strike a balance between carb intake, exercise, and diabetes medications while making healthy food choices. — Covering the latest information on why carb counting is important for Type 1 diabetes, Type 2 diabetes, and gestational diabetes, this book provides the tools you need to best manage your diet and your diabetes.

Nearly one in 11 people in the United States have diabetes and one out of every 3 adults have prediabetes (blood glucose levels above normal ranges).  Diabetes rates are skyrocketing worldwide. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed — or is teetering on the edge of diagnosis — you'll find all the safe, trusted guidance you need to better manage your health through improving your nutrition and managing your carb intake.

  • Discover how what you eat affects diabetes
  • Explore the importance of carbs in nutrition and health
  • Get the facts when it comes to fiber, fats, sweeteners, and alcohol.
  • Decipher food labels and discover how to count carbs in bulk, fresh, and restaurant foods
  • Manage your diabetes and reduce other diet-related health risks
  • Improve blood glucose levels
  • Sample meal plans in controlled carb count ranges
  • Food composition lists for counting carbs and identifying best bet proteins and fats

 

If you're one of the millions of people with diabetes or prediabetes in search of an accessible resource to help you portion and count carbs to better manage this disease, this is the go-to guide you'll turn to again and again because when it comes to diabetes — carbohydrates count.

 

 

 

 

 

Count your carbs — and count on managing your diabetes

Living with diabetes doesn't have to mean giving up all of your favorite foods. Carbs from healthy foods boost nutrition and supply essential fuel for your brain and body. Counting carbs is integral to managing diabetes because your carb choices, portion sizes, and meal timing directly impact blood glucose levels. Diabetes & Carb Counting For Dummies provides essential information on how to strike a balance between carb intake, exercise, and diabetes medications while making healthy food choices. — Covering the latest information on why carb counting is important for Type 1 diabetes, Type 2 diabetes, and gestational diabetes, this book provides the tools you need to best manage your diet and your diabetes.

Nearly one in 11 people in the United States have diabetes and one out of every 3 adults have prediabetes (blood glucose levels above normal ranges).  Diabetes rates are skyrocketing worldwide. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed — or is teetering on the edge of diagnosis

— you'll find all the safe, trusted guidance you need to better manage your health through improving your nutrition and managing your carb intake.

  • Discover how what you eat affects diabetes
  • Explore the importance of carbs in nutrition and health
  • Get the facts when it comes to fiber, fats, sweeteners, and alcohol.
  • Decipher food labels and discover how to count carbs in bulk, fresh, and restaurant foods
  • Manage your diabetes and reduce other diet-related health risks
  • Improve blood glucose levels
  • Sample meal plans in controlled carb count ranges
  • Food composition lists for counting carbs and identifying best bet proteins and fats

 

If you're one of the millions of people with diabetes or prediabetes in search of an accessible resource to help you portion and count carbs to better manage this disease, this is the go-to guide you'll turn to again and again because when it comes to diabetes — carbohydrates count.

 

 

 

 

 

Diabetes and Carb Counting For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Diabetes is a condition that is largely self-managed. Successful management hinges on discovering how what you eat affects your blood-glucose levels and your overall health and well-being. Carbohydrate foods are digested into glucose, which is the primary fuel used by your brain and muscles as well as other tissues and organs. You can employ carb counting and portioning tools such as the plate method to assure you get the right amount of carbohydrate to meet your needs. Your food choices impact more than just your blood-glucose levels; your overall diet affects your quality of life and long-term health. You can enjoy eating while optimizing nutrition. Here are some tips for improving selections within all food groups.