Interactive Game: Counting Carbohydrates
People living with diabetes need to watch their carbohydrate intake for blood sugar control. On average, people with diabetes need around 45-60 grams of carbohydrates per meal. This equals about 3-4 carbohydrate choices at every meal.
*Using this game is easy:
- Create a meal by clicking the food items you would normally eat to fill your plate.
- Click the CHECK MY PLATE button to find out how healthy your meal is.
- Make changes by clicking your food or drink to remove them, then add new ones.
- Mix-and-match between the three menus by clicking the tabs in the upper-left.
*Disclaimer: If you are interested in learning more about meal planning for diabetes, please see a Registered Dietitian (RD). Recommendations for meal plans are different based on a person’s medical conditions. Exact amounts of calories and carbohydrates are based on a person’s age, height and weight, gender, physical activity, and desire to lose weight if needed. Individualization is extremely important. A Registered Dietitian (RD) at the Friedman Diabetes Institute can help patients reach their personal nutrition goals.