Diabetes And Carbohydrates

Diabetes And Carbohydrates

Diabetes happens when your blood glucose, also called blood sugar, is too high. Blood glucose comes from the carbohydrate-containing foods that you eat. Carbohydrate is your body’s main source of energy and it’s typically divided to complex and simple carbohydrates.

Complex carbohydrate will take longer time to break down during digestion and also provide both energy and vital nutrients such as grains, rice, starchy vegetables. Simple carbohydrates, on the other hand, are digested quickly and may have little to no nutrients other than provide quick energy such as sugar, syrups and cordials. 

Also known as carb counting, is a meal planning method used by diabetics. In short, it is a method to quantify and keeping track of the amount of carbohydrates in your daily meals. Counting and monitoring your carbohydrate intake is the key to control your blood sugar level other than taking the prescribed medication and exercise regularly.

1 serving/exchange contains about 15 grams of carbohydrates

A food that contains 15 grams of carbohydrates is called “one carb serving/exchange”. The following is the list of examples of one serving of carbohydrate:

Hyperglycaemia vs Hypoglycaemia

A hormone made by the pancreas called insulin helps glucose from food get into your cells to be used for energy. Sometimes your body doesn’t make any or enough insulin. Glucose then stays in your blood and doesn’t reach your cells. Hyperglycaemia and hypoglycaemia are the technical terms for high and low blood sugar, respectively.

Biogreen 5 Grain Oatmilk is a nutritious alternative to dairy milk. It has a light and creamy taste, sugar-free with the added benefits of healthy carbohydrate such as wholegrains and legume. Those fibre-rich ingredients included oat, brown rice, black rice, red rice, pearl barley, amaranth, wheat and black bean which help to moderate the food digestion and also control blood glucose level.

Suggested Consumption Method:

Mix 2 tablespoons (25g) 5 Grain Oatmilk with 200-250ml warm water (avoid hot water). Stir well and serve.

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