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carbohydrates Archive

Carb vs. Sugar: How to understand nutrition labels

Growing up with type 1 diabetes meant that much of my young life was spent hearing the quote “you can’t eat sugar.”  Typically, it was because it is the first thought people have when it comes to diabetes.  But there is so much more than sugars. Total carbohydrate grams are what help tell the

Diabetes is an Art

For this blog, I am joined by Stephanie Taff RD, CDE, to help weigh in on the clinical benefits of the Insulin to Carb Ratio feature. Diabetes is an Art, But Not Always a Science Do you ever feel like an artist painting a diabetes management masterpiece?  Just like artists, we need to be

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