Carbohydrate counting fact sheet
Foods that contain carbohydrates, or carbs, are an important source of fuel for your body. Your body breaks down carbs into glucose in the intestines. Then, glucose goes into the bloodstream. After that, insulin, a hormone, moves glucose from the bloodstream into the cells where it is used by the body for energy.
When you are living with diabetes, it is important to understand the effect that carbs have on your blood glucose levels. This can help you manage your diabetes.
Read more in our fact sheet Carbohydrate counting.