Carbohydrate Counting With Diabetes

People with type 1 and type 2 diabetes must keep track of the carbohydrates in meals.  Carb counting helps keep your blood glucose levels close to normal. This helps prevent or delay diabetes complications. It also helps you feel better and provides more energy.


Education Workshops offered at the UMass Diabetes Center of Excellence

Basic Carb Counting:  

Learn about the types and amount of food to eat to best help manage your diabetes.  This workshop covers nutrition label reading, tools for carb counting and examples to help you plan consistent carbohydrate meals.  It will also teach you how to make educated eating choices in a variety of settings.

Advanced Carb Counting:

Gain flexibility in the amount of carbohydrates you eat, without a negative effect on your blood glucose control.  Learn to match insulin doses to carb intake and blood glucose levels.  This workshop will help you get the most out of your carb ratios and sensitivity factors. 

How to Register

These monthly workshops are offered at the Ambulatory Care Center on the University Campus of UMass Memorial Health Care.  Ask your care team or diabetes educator about registering. 

For more information: cheryl.barry@umassmemorial.org