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How much carbohydrate should I eat per meal if I have diabetes?

A place to start is at about 45-60 grams of carbohydrate at a meal. You may need more or less carbohydrate at meals depending on how you manage your diabetes. You and your healthcare team can figure out the right amount for you. Once you know how much carb to eat at a meal, choose your food and the portion size to match.
Vandana  R. Sheth
Nutrition & Dietetics

A healthy diet for someone with diabetes is one that is carb-consistent. The amount of carbs/meal varies. In general, aim for 30-45g carbs/meal for a woman and 45-60g carbs/meal for a man. Consulting with a registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator can help you better meet your specific needs.

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