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Carb Counting

Wondering what to eat if you have diabetes? We can help. Learn about counting carbs for diabetes, as well as how many carbs to eat a day.
Looking for a better breakfast cereal? Try one of our 18 cereal...
Looking for a better breakfast cereal? Try one of our 18 cereal winners or finalists that are dietitian-approved and taste-tested. We conducted blind taste panels with more than 100 people, including people with diabetes, and awarded the top-rated flakes, O's, and puffed cereals our Diabetic Living What to Eat seal of approval.   Please note that product information, packaging, and availability may have changed since our story first appeared. 
You can combine simple, healthy foods to make a variety of quick...
You can combine simple, healthy foods to make a variety of quick and easy meals that are appropriate for anyone, especially people with diabetes.
Salad bars make it easy and tasty to meet your vegetable quota,...
Salad bars make it easy and tasty to meet your vegetable quota, but even a salad can ruin your diabetes meal plan. Our tips will help you fill your salad plate the smart way.

Low-Carb Recipes

Whether you crave a homemade muffin, a brunch dish for company,...
Whether you crave a homemade muffin, a brunch dish for company, or crisp hash browns, you'll find it in this collection of diabetic breakfast favorites, most with carb counts of 20 grams or less per serving.
Sometimes it seems like meeting a list of dietary requirements...
Sometimes it seems like meeting a list of dietary requirements is an impossible task. Not so! Our selection of delicious vegetarian low-carb recipes will keep your diabetes on track and your taste buds happy from breakfast to dessert. 
Eating low-carb just got easier thanks to our favorite side...
Eating low-carb just got easier thanks to our favorite side dishes, which have 20 grams of carb or less per serving. Enjoy these mouthwatering accompaniments with your favorite entrées as part of your diabetic diet.
Slow cookers are the ultimate convenience, simmering foods to...
Slow cookers are the ultimate convenience, simmering foods to perfection for hours at a slow and steady rate. These low-carb meals (all with 35 grams of carb or less per serving!) allow you to save time and enjoy the foods you love with half the carbs! 
If your next meal seems hours away, choose one of these diabetic...
If your next meal seems hours away, choose one of these diabetic snacks to ease those hunger pains. A cinch to put together, each snack idea has 15-20 grams of carb per serving.
Our low-carb diabetic recipes are tasty, healthy, and easy-to-...
Our low-carb diabetic recipes are tasty, healthy, and easy-to-make. We compiled our favorite light breakfasts, lunches, and dinners, each containing around 30 carbs or less per serving, that make it easy to stick to a healthy eating plan.

More Carb-Counting Stories

There's a lot of mystery inside those little pink, blue, and...
There's a lot of mystery inside those little pink, blue, and yellow packets. Despite decades of use, artificial and natural sugar substitutes still provoke lingering concerns among consumers. Here's what you need to know about the safety of sugar substitutes, what they're in, and how to use them to your advantage.
Carbohydrates can be pretty puzzling, especially when you're...
Carbohydrates can be pretty puzzling, especially when you're newly diagnosed with diabetes. Here's a look at the latest on this important nutrient and why eating a low-carb diet might not have much impact on your blood sugar.
One of the first things you learn about food and diabetes is...
One of the first things you learn about food and diabetes is what foods contain carbohydrate and how to keep track of the carbohydrate you eat. Over time, you'll want to occasionally double-check your estimates.
To maintain good blood sugar levels, people with diabetes can...
To maintain good blood sugar levels, people with diabetes can learn and use carbohydrate counting to plan their meals.
You've mastered basic carb counting and portion sizes, and you...
You've mastered basic carb counting and portion sizes, and you monitor your blood glucose, keep accurate records, and take multiple daily injections of insulin. You may be ready for the next step: advanced carb counting.

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