Article of the Week: Carbohydrate Factors

By Tara Dairman | May 8, 2007 9:04 am

While this week’s blog entry “Low Blood Glucose Doesn’t Affect Brain Function”[1] shares the good news that severe hypoglycemia[2] does not appear to do any lasting damage to the brain, it is still a situation that is best avoided if at all possible. If you use insulin[3], one way to avoid hypoglycemia is to match your premeal doses to your food intake as accurately as possible. This article can teach both people who use insulin and those who don’t how to use a gram scale and a food’s “carbohydrate factor” to figure out the precise amount of carbohydrate in any portion of food.

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And remember that articles on a wide variety of diabetes topics are always available in our magazine archives section!

  1. “Low Blood Glucose Doesn’t Affect Brain Function”:
  2. hypoglycemia: /articles/Diabetes_Definitions/Hypoglycemia/
  3. insulin: /articles/Diabetes_Definitions/Insulin/

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