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Determining Carbohydrate Units

Set the “Carbohydrate” window next to the food group, for example, “Baked goods”. Slowly turn this until the desired food appears in the window. You can now read off the CHO for the usually consumed portion as well as for 100 grams. Use this method to determine the CHO for all components of your meal and add these together. Using the sum, you can calculate your bolus, as shown before.

Note the components and results of each calculation of that kind in a diary. This will allow you to quickly get sufficient information for your favourite meals, and you will only have to determine the carbohydrates for new meals.

The Different Effects of Carbohydrates

The more fat contained in the consumed carbohydrates, the slower it will be converted into blood sugar. For this reason, the especially slow CHO are marked with a tortoise and the especially fast with a panther. This information also helps you to adjust the blood sugar to your body's respective needs.