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Diabetic Diet Quick Tips (Page 2)

Compare Carbs

1. Compare Carbs

Research shows that it is the total amount of carbohydrate of a meal or snack that most affects blood glucose levels, not whether the source of the carbohydrate is starch or sugar. And sugar–free does not mean carbohydrate–free. Compare the total carbohydrate content of a sugar–free food with that of the standard product. If there is a big difference in carbohydrate content between the two foods, you may want to buy the sugar–free food. If there is little difference in the total grams of carbohydrate, choose the one you want based on price and taste.

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