In this video, we’ll explain what carbs do to the blood glucose level and how insulin balances the glucose level in the body. We’ll explain the difference between simple and complex carbs and how “carb counts” are needed for each meal or snack that a person with type 1 diabetes eats.

The advice in this video is not intended to replace the instructions from your diabetes team. Please talk to your team about how to tailor this information to meet your needs.

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