For people living with diabetes, managing carbohydrates plays a crucial role in keeping blood glucose under control. When regulating carbs, it may seem like skipping snacks is the best way to go, but, in fact, the opposite is true.
It's totally fine to eat between meals, so long as you're smart about the snacks you choose. Smartly selected, snacks can help you curb hunger pangs so you don't overeat at meals and give you the energy you need to get through the day.
So, how exactly do you manage carbs? Two words, Carb Choices.
A carb choice is a unit of measurement that you can use to help you keep track of the number of carbs you consume in a day. One carb choice is equal to approximately 15 grams of carbohydrates. A Registered Dietitian (RD) or Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) can help you to identify the right number of carb choices you need for meals and snacks and how to fit them into your meal plan.
To help you manage your snacks, we've partnered with Cheerios to bring you a list of options that contain between zero and two carb choices. Use this list to conquer the art of carb counting!
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