Understanding Diabetes and Carbohydrate Counting

Purpose: To provide a basic understanding of diabetes, how food affects blood sugar levels, and carbohydrate counting.

Objectives: By the end of this training module, participants should be able to:

  • List which nutrients most affect blood sugar levels.

  • Provide two examples of foods which contain carbohydrates.

  • Be able to appropriately substitute one carbohydrate for another.