Test your carbohydrate knowledge


Since it’s Columbus Day and Columbus was in search of spices (or so I think I remember) it seems fitting to have a little food quiz today. 

Whether you use the Exchange System or Carbohydrate Counting to measure your meds against your carb intake, here’s a little quiz by virtue of Accu Check and their cute, bite-size refrigerator magnets to see if you know your carbs.

Before you look at the answers posted on the graphics to the right (and if you already did come back tomorrow and try this again. If you’re my age you won’t remember what you just saw), ask yourself how many exchanges or carbs you think are in the foods below:

1. 1 small apple

2. 1 large baked potato

3. 1/2 cup cooked broccoli, same as 1 cup raw

4. 1 cheeseburger with bun

5. 1 cup of French Fries

Since I still have 15 more magnets, I imagine we may go through this exercise again in the near future with different foods.

By the way, I got these magnets at the American Association of Diabetes Educators conference this summer, so I can’t tell you whether they’re available anywhere. But I imagine if you’d like a set, it couldn’t hurt to contact Accu-Chek and find out.

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