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From Australia:

I have just been diagnosed with diabetes and I am trying to get my blood sugar levels steady and finding out which junk food I can eat without sending them too high.

Is a "starch" what we call a "portion" -- 15 grams of carbohydrates?


You are correct, a starch serving or portion contains 15 grams of carbohydrate. In the carbohydrate counting system any food may be worked in as long as the total carbohydrate eaten equals what your meal plan for that meal or snack indicates. Sweets are included.


Original posting 5 Apr 1998
Posted to Meal Planning, Food and Diet


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