People with Type 1 (insulin-dependent) diabetes must match their carbohydrate intake to their insulin dose.  To get the best blood sugar result, carbohydrate counts must be accurate.  Carbohydrates are counted in grams – even a few grams can make a difference in one’s blood glucose level.


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