The Ultimate Fall Foods Carbohydrate Counting Guide
It’s pumpkin spice season! Or fall, depending on what you like to celebrate. Whether it’s pumpkin-spice-everything or the other fall foods you love, it’s important to remember (and remind the people who look out for you) that one, yes you CAN eat that, and two, it just requires some math. Whether you’ve been doing diabetes for a long time (so you’re a carb-counting pro!) or you’re new to counting carbohydrates, we have your back.
Below is a list of your favorite fall foods (and then some!) and their nutrition facts. In addition to carbohydrates, we’ve included fat and protein because these can affect blood sugar too. We’ve also included calories for those who want to count them.
Looking for other helpful carb-counting guides? Check out Drinking Beer with Type 1 Diabetes or our Holiday Carb-Counting Chart. Both are part of our library of resources on food—find other guides like whether or not gluten-free or paleo diets really help with blood sugar control, dietary recommendations from nutritionists and foodies, and more! There’s even a whole set of guides around celebrations and the holidays!
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While enjoying these delicious fall-themed treats, work with your healthcare team to help you learn how to manage your insulin doses and your blood sugar goals! Know that it’s totally normal for your insulin needs to change from hour to hour and day to day, which can make higher-carb foods tricky sometimes. Experiment, be kind to yourself, and lean on your healthcare team and the diabetes online community.