Carbohydrate Exchanges 101

Carbohydrate Exchanges 101

I have been so blessed to have the opportunity to work from home some this week for Valley. I love working from right here at home! I am doing work coding for a food-based database Valley is setting up and am entering carbohydrate exchanges for the foods in the database. While I learned these numbers in school, it never hurts to be reminded! If you have diabetes or are counting carbs, remember these exchange numbers:

ONE Carb Choice = 8-22 grams carbs
TWO Carb Choices = 23-37 grams carbs
THREE Carb Choices = 38-52 grams carbs
FOUR Carb Choices = 53-67 grams carbs
FIVE Carb Choices = 68-82 grams carbs

This means that, if you are aiming for, say, 3 carb choices at a meal, you would need to eat between 38-52 grams of carbohydrate at that meal.