Following a healthy diet starts with understanding how different foods affect your blood sugar. When you eat foods that contain carbohydrates, your body breaks them down into glucose (sugar). Proteins and fats don’t directly impact blood sugar, but should still be eaten in moderation.
Work with your health care team to understand how different foods impact you. Then, you can set some healthy eating guidelines. Your plan may evolve as you discover what works for you, and that’s OK!
Your body breaks down carbohydrates into glucose (sugar). That means tracking your carbohydrates is important to help keep your blood sugar levels within target range. Keep in mind that 1 “carb choice” is typically 15 grams of carbohydrates.
Then, use these examples of 15-gram carb portions as your guide.
Here are some quick tricks to help you gauge your portions at a glance:
QTERN® (dapagliflozin and saxagliptin) is a once-daily pill taken in the morning, with or without food. Swallow QTERN whole, and do not split or cut tablets. Always take QTERN as prescribed, and consider these tips to help you make QTERN part of your routine:
ALSO, REMEMBER TO KEEP YOUR HEALTH CARE TEAM UPDATED AT EACH OFFICE VISIT:
Your blood sugar levels can help inform if you’re on the right track with your type 2 diabetes plan. Your health care team can help you determine the target levels that are best for you.
The most common side effects of QTERN include upper respiratory tract infection, urinary tract infection, and dyslipidemia (abnormal amounts of fats in the blood).
The most common side effects of FARXIGA include yeast infections of the vagina or penis, and changes in urination, including urgent need to urinate more often, in larger amounts, or at night.
QTERN is a prescription medicine that contains dapagliflozin and saxagliptin. QTERN is used with diet and exercise to improve blood sugar (glucose) control in adults with type 2 diabetes.
FARXIGA® (dapagliflozin) is a prescription medicine used along with diet and exercise to lower blood sugar in adults with type 2 diabetes.
QTERN and FARXIGA are not for people with type 1 diabetes or people with diabetic ketoacidosis (increased ketones in your blood or urine).
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