Carbs aren’t your enemy. It is not carbs themselves, but the type of carb and the quantity of carb that you eat that is important to consider for those with diabetes.

Not all carbs are created equal. Those that are low on the glycemic index (GI) are better choices than those with a high GI.

Some factors that go into deciding what foods have a low or high GI are:  nutritional profile ripeness amount of processing

Examples of carbs with a low GI include:  rolled or steel cut oatmeal whole grain bread dried beans and legumes low-starch vegetables, such as spinach, broccoli, and tomatoes

It’s also a good idea to choose foods with a lower glycemic load (GL).

GL is similar to GI, but it incorporates serving size into the calculation. It’s considered a more accurate estimate of how foods will affect your blood sugar.

How often you need the A1C test?   Twice a year if you’re meeting your treatment goals.