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carb counting Archive

Net Carbs Vs. Total Carbs: What Counts?

People often wonder if they should count their net carbohydrates or total carbohydrates, which appear on some food labels. Medtronic Diabetes Clinical Manager for Cape Cod, Massachusetts, Katie Crupi-Sullivan, RD, CDE, tackles net carbs, and the advice she gives her patients with diabetes. Net Carbs or Total Carbs: “I’m confused” One of my patients

9 Tips For Celebrating Halloween With Diabetes

Between trick-or-treating, parties, and festivals, Halloween can one big sugar rush, but it doesn’t have to be. Your child with diabetes can enjoy Halloween treats in moderation, but keep in mind there’s more to October 31 than sweets. Here are 9 tips for celebrating the spooky holiday without sending glucose levels soaring. 1. Plan

15 Tips for Managing Diabetes during the Holidays

Today we welcome Certified Diabetes Educator, Registered Dietitian, and Diabetes Clinical Manager, Savanna Cummings. Savanna is dedicated to educating and providing the best possible outcomes for patients and healthcare providers using insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitoring systems, and believes in utilizing education and technology to achieve diabetes self-management for all people with diabetes.

A Spooky Halloween Roundup

Over the years, we’ve gathered some really neat Halloween articles from our awesome guest bloggers. This Halloween, we want to share a roundup of these great posts with you from tips for managing diabetes with all the trick-or-treat candy, to a Halloween diagnosis story, to Medtronic’s pumpkin carving festivities. What are your favorite Halloween

How To Count Carbohydrates: 5 Tips to Keep You On Track

Counting carbohydrates (carbs) is important to do at meal and snack times to calculate the amount of insulin you'll need. Carbs are the one thing that can really affect our blood sugar and throw us into a tailspin, whether we have too many or not enough to match our insulin dose. Carb counting seems