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Food Matters Chat: Carbs and Control

The Diabetes123 "Food Matters" chat on Monday, September 18, 2000, will be on the topic of carbohydrate management for better blood sugar control. If this concept is new to you, you might want to review the following information to prepare for the chat.

The major source of sugar in the blood - especially for several hours after each meal -- is the food we eat. Although all foods raise blood sugar to some extent, starches and sugars have the biggest effect. Starches and sugars are both "carbohydrates."

By keeping track of all the carbohydrates you eat, you can manage the balance between food and insulin. This balancing act is equally important for every person with diabetes. Some are balancing food with insulin they TAKE. And the rest are balancing food with insulin they MAKE. Here's how you can get started:

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Last Updated: Thursday August 29, 2002 21:04:28
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