What is a food label? Diabetes Home Food and Diabetes Food and your health Carbs There are 2 types of carbs What does dietician do Eating at restaurants What is a food label? How to read a food label Carb Counting How much insulin should I take when eating? Food is made up of things you can’t see. Like Sugar Carbs And Fat Protein Sodium. We call this salt. Food labels tell you what is inside food. Like How much sugar is in the food. How many carbs are in the food. It is important to know how much sugar and carbs are in your food. It helps you look after your diabetes. Like It can help you make decisions about what food to eat. Your blood sugars might go low. So you need to know what sugary food to eat. You need to work out how much insulin to take. Find out how to read a food label here. Back Diabetes Home Next This is general information. Talk to your doctor for information made for you.