Counting carbohydrates can be one of the hardest parts of managing your diabetes. There are many different numbers to take into consideration as well as hidden factors that can adjust how many carbs are in the food you are planning to eat. Watch both of our video tutorials that walk you through each step, all the way from the basics to more complicated counts.
The following worksheets provide several practice scenarios for counting carbohydrates with answers and explanations on how to solve each individual problem.
Many foods don't come with nutrition labels, such as produce and homemade recipes. To determine how many carbohydrates are in food without nutrition labels, check out some of these resources listed below.
This website allows you to search through all foods registered with the USDA as well as obtain nutrition information about produce and unlabeled foods.
This resource contains plenty of useful information including a thorough search through many food labels as well as a recipe calculator, analysis of nutrition labels and caloric ratios, and more resources geared specifically towards diabetes.
This resource is extremely useful as it allows you to search for nutrition information on both unlabeled foods and restaurant chains.