Carb Counting Tips and Tricks

Posted by ids on Tue, 05/20/2014 - 08:54 in

- Jennifer Smith, RD, LD, CDE

Carb counting is an effective way to keep your blood sugar in control when you have diabetes. If you take mealtime insulin, carb counting can allow you to match your insulin doses to your food choices. In a brief video, Certified Diabetes Educator and Dietitian, Jennifer Smith (who is also living with diabetes), shares five easy and accurate techniques for counting carbs:

NOTE:  Information posted on Podder Talk is not intended to be taken as medical advice. Always consult with your healthcare provider for questions and guidance on managing any health-related issues.

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Jennifer Smith, RD, LD, CDE
Director of Lifestyle and Nutrition, Integrated Diabetes Services LLC

Jennifer-SmithJennifer has lived with type 1 diabetes since she was a child, so she has first-hand knowledge of the day-to-day events that affect diabetes management. She attended a diabetes-specific sports training camp in 2008 where she discovered her passion for achieving fitness goals while living healthy with diabetes. In 2009, she successfully completed her first triathlon. This brought a deeper understanding of athletic training requirements and the importance of nutrition to realize athletic goals. She is a Registered (and Licensed) Dietitian, Certified Diabetes Educator, and Certified Trainer on most makes/models of insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitoring systems. She is an active member of the American Diabetes Association, American Association of Diabetes Educators and Team WILD (We Inspire Life with Diabetes).