Look it up in a database such as calorieking.com; dietfacts.com or sparkpeople.com
Pick up a free carb counting book at Manatee YourChoice Diabetes Care office, Employee Health Benefits
Attend a Diabetes Education course
Read the food label
All of the above
No, they will raise blood levels too high
Yes, if they are balanced withother carbs during the day and the calories and fat they contain are considered
No, these foods are too fattening
No, it depends on how tall you are, your weight, age, blood glucose levels and how active you are
Yes, this is standardized by the American Diabetes Association
Fruits and vegetables seem expensive, but when you are no longer buying packaged snacks and sweets, you can afford them
Eating smaller portion sizes of protein foods or having vegetarian meals sometimes will help save money for healthier foods
Using canned or frozen veggies, canned fruit as well as fruits and vegetables of the season will mean less cost
All are true
All are false
Never eat them again or throw it out
Eat smaller amounts or eat them less often
Give it to the dog or hide it and eat it later
Sugar grams correlate exactly with blood sugar
Total carbohydrate on the label includes sugar as well as the other types of carbs that affect blood sugar such as starch, milk fruit , grains, etc.
A limit for how many total grams of carbohydrate to eat at each meal can be recommended by your diabetes educator or registered dietitian in order to control blood sugars and weight.
B and C are correct
Yes, large servings of rice, noodles, potatoes and sweets make your blood sugar go much higher than smaller portions
No, portions don't matter so much as long as you occassionally exercise.
No, happiness can be found in other things besides food like activities, hobbies, entertainment, socializing.
Yes, because sweets make one feel good temporarily.
Yes, because sweets can't be enjoyed as rare treats.
A meal plan will help me keep my blood glucose within my goal range
Healthy eating can help manage my weight
Good nutrition can reduce the risk of developing diabetes complications
All of the above
Yep. Too bad
No. Use a small bowl or cup as your serving size
No. Make a low fat, whole wheat version. (whole wheat noodles sprinkled with parmesan cheese may satisfy you)
No. Set a rule for how often you eat this food (or any other food which would not be healthy for you) so it doesn't get out of control and become harmful for you
B, C and D are correct