Gestational Diabetes: Counting Carbs
Carbohydrate counting helps you to control your blood sugar when you have gestational diabetes.
- Carbohydrate counting helps you determine the amount of sugar and starch (carbohydrate) in the foods you eat. This is important, because carbohydrate affects your blood sugar more than fats or proteins do.
- Carbohydrate counting involves learning how to spread out the amount of carbohydrate you eat throughout the day to help prevent high blood sugar after eating.
- You should test your blood sugar after meals to see what effect different carbohydrate foods have on your blood sugar level.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: November 3, 2011|
|Medical Review:||Reference Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
Reference Rhonda O'Brien, MS, RD, CDE - Certified Diabetes Educator