One of the foremost obstacles diabetics face every day is what kind of food to eat. Those diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes need to be careful what they eat. Too much or too little sugar could grossly affect blood sugar levels and may lead to hyperglycemia or hypoglycemia… both considered as medical emergencies.
Among the macronutrients, carbohydrates hold the most significance for diabetics mainly because its building block is sugar. Sugar is our main source of energy. And as we all know, diabetics have problems managing their blood sugar levels.
By learning what kind of food contains carbohydrates and how much you should eat in a day, can help you better manage your blood sugar and avoid any untoward events. There are three kinds of carbohydrates: sugar, starch and fiber. In food labels, the term “Total Carbohydrate” refers to all three… this amount is what you should look out for in foods.