Carb Counting for Type 2 Diabetes

Carbohydrate counting is one approach that you can take to help manage your blood sugar levels.

In carb counting, you add up the number of grams of carbohydrates that you eat during each meal.

With careful tracking, you can learn how many grams of carbohydrates you need to eat to maintain a safe blood sugar level while taking insulin injections.

Many foods contain carbohydrates, including:  wheat, rice, and other grains and grain-based foods

dried beans, lentils, and other legumes potatoes and other starchy vegetables fruit and fruit juice

milk and yogurt processed snack foods, desserts, and sweetened beverages

You can also check the nutritional labels of packaged and processed foods.