Why do Splenda® Diabetes Care Shakes have 15g of carbohydrate when it’s made for people with diabetes who are managing their carbohydrate intake?
Splenda Diabetes Care Shakes contain 15g of carbohydrates and 6g of fiber, which the body uses for fuel. The American Diabetes Association emphasizes that there is no one “magic” diet for diabetes and there are benefits to different dietary patterns. Many adults with diabetes aim for 45-60g of carbohydrates per meal and 15-20g per snack (Centers for Disease Control & Prevention). These amounts depend on your gender, age, weight, activity level, and diabetes medications.
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Make sure to work with your healthcare professional to set your carbohydrate goals and, if you use insulin, ask about options to match your insulin dose to the amount of food you eat at meals and snacks (Centers for Disease Control & Prevention).