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Living well with diabetes

One of the keys to living well with diabetes is keeping blood glucose levels in the range recommended for you throughout the day—and one way to do this is by counting carbohydrates!

Your doctor, registered dietitian or diabetes educator can help you determine your recommended daily carb intake and how to carb count, but here are a few tips to start you off:

  1. Read the nutritional labels on food packaging and add up the carb grams listed per serving. Learn more about how to read food labels »
  2. Track your carbohydrate choices. Cada "selección de carbohidratos" contiene aproximadamente 15 gramos de carbohidratos por porción.
  3. Reduce carbs with SPLENDA Sweeteners. You can make many delicious foods and treats with less sugar, calories and carbs by using recipes made with SPLENDA Sweeteners. Explore recipes »

Want to learn more about carbs and diabetes? Get carb smart with our free guide:

What happens to the carbs that I eat?

What happens to the carbs that I eat?

Los carbohidratos son la fuente principal de energía del organismo. They break down into sugar in our blood, which is then stored and used for energy.

What does carbohydrate have to do with diabetes?

What does carbohydrate have to do with diabetes?

If you have diabetes, you can't transport the sugar in blood to its storage area. Too many carbs leads to high blood sugar & too few can result in low blood sugar.

Should I avoid carbs?

¡No! Necesitas consumir carbohidratos saludables para obtener energía y una buena nutrición. If you have diabetes, it's best to eat similar amounts of healthy carbs at similar times in order to control your blood glucose levels day in and day out.

Carbohidratos saludables

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