Carbohydrates: What You Need to Know Now
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Become a Carb Expert
Along with the diagnosis of diabetes comes a new vocabulary. One of the most frequently used -- and misunderstood -- terms is "carbohydrate."
"Confusion about carbohydrate still reigns," says Johanna Burani, R.D., CDE, author of Good Carbs, Bad Carbs: Lose Weight and Enjoy Optimum Health by Eating the Right Carbs (Da Capo Press, 2004). "People I counsel are surprised to learn milk, yogurt, and fruits contain carbohydrate and are convinced that pasta, bread, and ice cream 'turn to sugar' and shouldn't ever pass their lips again." Yet carbohydrate is essential for good diabetes nutrition, experts say. Come along as we unscramble the carb puzzle.