WELCOME TO DIABETIC ENJOYING FOOD

I have chosen this name for this blog because it truly states my story. I am a type II diabetic who most certainly enjoys food. When I was diagnosed with diabetes several years ago, my blood sugar level was over 400. With some oral medications, a lot of research and some trial and error, I have found that unlike my ancestors I truly can continue to enjoy food. I hope this blog will help you to also enjoy food and be healthy. Some recipes are my originals and some I have collected.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

ONE CARB SERVING

Did you know that 1 carb serving is equal to 15 grams of carbohydrates?  Important to know in case your nutritional information lists carb servings rather than straight carbs.  Also it is important to know how many carb servings you are eating per meal. Most diabetic men can handle 4 to 5 carb servings per meal while most women should only have 3 to 4.  If in doubt about your situation, ask your doctor.
As an example, the above nutritional label shows a total of 26 carbs.  That would be almost 2 carb servings. I have no idea what this label is for but a serving is only 1/2 cup.  If you eat a cup of said item, that is almost the 4 carb servings per meal.