Understanding Carbs for Diabetes

Carb Impact on Blood Glucose:  Carbs break down into glucose, affecting blood sugar levels.

Insulin's Role in Glucose Absorption:  Insulin helps cells absorb glucose post-carb consumption.

Causes of Hyperglycemia and Hypoglycemia:  High blood sugar from insufficient insulin or cell resistance; low blood sugar from low carb intake or medication imbalance.

Types of Carbs:  Starches, sugar, and fiber are the main carb types.

Choose Nutrient-Dense Carbs:  Opt for carbs rich in fiber, vitamins, and minerals; minimize added sugars, sodium, and unhealthy fats.

Priority on Non-Starchy Veggies:  Non-starchy veggies like lettuce and cucumbers should fill half your plate.

Minimize Processed Foods:  limit refined carbs and added sugars.