Carbohydrate is a source of energy for our body. During digestion carbohydrate containing foods are broken down into glucose which is then absorbed into the blood stream and cause a rise in blood glucose levels. Types of carbohydrate are starch, fructose, lactose, and sucrose.
Foods containing carbohydrate and types of carbohydrate:
When you have diabetes, it is important to count the carbohydrates that you eat. Click on the link belowfor more information on ‘Carbohydrate Counting’
For more information, speak to your diabetes team.
The CHOICE diabetes education programme is available in NI and the border counties of Republic of Ireland, ask your Diabetes TeamChoice Programme