Carbohydrate Counting

18 Questions | Total Attempts: 245

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Counting Quizzes & Trivia

Learn which foods have an effect on your blood glucose and how to balance them for good diabetes management.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Carb Counting guides you in choosing -
    • A. 

      When and what to eat

    • B. 

      What and how much to eat

    • C. 

      What and where to eat

  • 2. 
    We should strive to eat about the same amount of carbs at each meal and snack and from day to day. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    Eating consistent amounts of carbs  will let you -
    • A. 

      Control blood glucose level

    • B. 

      Lose weight

    • C. 

      Prevent complications

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 4. 
    What is a carbohydrate?
    • A. 

      A protein

    • B. 

      A vitamin

    • C. 

      A nutrient

  • 5. 
    We should cut out all carbs in a healthy diet.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    Carbs are our body's fuel source.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    Which of these are NOT one of the 5 carbohydrate food groups?
    • A. 

      Fruit

    • B. 

      Milk

    • C. 

      Sweets

    • D. 

      Fat

  • 8. 
    Fruit is too high in sugar for people with diabetes and must be avoided.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    Some carbs are better than others.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    Corn, bagels, pasta, white rice, chips, candy and cookies are examples of poor quality carbs.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    All people with diabetes need the same amount of carbs for each meal and snack.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    One unit/portion/serving of a carb food contains 15 grams of carbohydrate.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    It is OK to eat zero carbs at dinner.
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

    • C. 

      Yes, unless insulin is taken at dinnertime or at night

    • D. 

      A and C are correct

  • 14. 
    I should eat a least one carb portion at both breakfast and lunch.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    An example of a high carb dinner is -
    • A. 

      Spaghetti

    • B. 

      Meat and mashed potatoes

    • C. 

      Fried chicken and french fries

    • D. 

      Fried rice

    • E. 

      All of these are high carb dinners

  • 16. 
    Where can you get a free booklet to help you count carbs?
    • A. 

      From your insurance coordinator

    • B. 

      From the American Diabetes Association

    • C. 

      From Manatee County's Diabetes Educator

  • 17. 
    Sugar-free foods contain no carbs.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    Even though eating foods high in fat may not affect blood glucose directly, foods high in fat should be minimized because -
    • A. 

      They can increase the risk of blindness

    • B. 

      They can increase the risk of kidney disease

    • C. 

      They can increase the risk of cardiovascular disease