This is a link to an article I wrote recently for the physician members of the Marin Medical Society. It tries to help explain how much carbohydrate should be eaten by people–both by diabetics and by non-diabetics.
These days there is a “phobic” environment about carbohydrates–people are afraid to eat them–and that is not right. We humans are designed to eat carbohydrates–in relatively large amounts. The trick is knowing how much to eat and what kind of carbohydrates to eat.
For diabetics, I discuss how to monitor if they are eating too much carbohydrate or not. Some basic explanations about carbohydrates are also included. Almost every diabetic patient needs some help determining how much carbohydrate to eat–and it is a do-able and satisfying task when they are ready to try finding out how to do it.
Link to article: “Carbohydrates for Diabetics”
Text: © 2012 Ann M. Del Tredici, MS, RD, CDE
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