Counting carbohydrates in the foods you eat can help you control your blood glucose. This is because carbohydrates raise your blood glucose more than any other nutrient.
The balance between the amount of carbohydrates you eat and insulin determines how much your blood glucose level goes up after meals. This means you need to know what foods have carbohydrates and how many carbohydrate servings to eat to keep your blood glucose within the target range.
The Diabetes foundation (India) has recommended new dietary guidelines for Indians. The new guidelines for Indian Diabetics contains dietary recommendations based on several factors like calculation of Ideal body weight, Calorie needs as per body weight , no. of servings for different food groups/types for different calorie needs. It covers food for all regional diabetics. It also covers Breakfast, Lunch, Snacks, Dinner for Diabetics in India. It covers foods of various types viz, Cereals, Salads, Meat, Leafy Vegetables, Pulses, Beans, Chapatis, Rava Idli, Curd, Coffee, Dosa, Butter milk and many more.
The chart below was sourced from Livemint.com and is prepared as per recommendations from Diabetes Foundation (India).
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1lb = 0.45359237 kg
100 lb = 45.359237 kg
106 lb = 48.08079122 kg
1CU = 1Carb Unit