Type 2 Diabetes The Relationship Between Carbs, Diabetes and Your Body Share Pin Email Type 2 Diabetes Dietitian’s Advice Basics Symptoms and Diagnosis Causes of Diabetes Nutrition Diabetes Complications Insulin and Medication Managing Diabetes Pregnancy and Diabetes Exercise Prediabetes Obesity and Weight Loss Glossary View All Updated May 27, 2016 You probably know you need carbohydrates to help manage your diabetes, but how much, and how often? Here our registered dietician and certified diabetes educator, uses the metaphor of gas (carbs) and the tank (your stomach) to explain the need for a steady intake of carbohydrates when you have diabetes. Meal planning and knowing what to eat when you have diabetes doesn't need to be a mystery. Up Next Up Next Article Do You Know the Difference Between Simple and Complex Carbs? Up Next Article Stop Avoiding Carbs! Up Next Article How Do Carbohydrates Affect Blood Sugar? Up Next Article What's the Difference Between Good Carbs and Bad Carbs?