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by Melissa Herrmann Dierks RDN, LDN, CDE

Are you carb counting, or carb guessing? Make sure you have a good resource to look up foods that do not have a label. Look up fresh fruits & veggies & weigh. 3 oz cooked baked potato = 15 gm carb.


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Melissa Herrmann Dierks RDN, LDN, CDE

Good resources can include the My Fitness Pal app, the Calorie King book or website, the Choose your Foods Book from ADA or AND, or your insulin pump. Accurate carb counting allows your physician to work with pattern management and adjust medications, insulin and/or insulin pump rates more effectively.


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