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Eating healthy food is important for everyone. For people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes, prediabetes, and obesity, nutrition plays an even greater role in managing day-to-day health.

For those with diabetes, food can be especially tricky – it can be hard to know how a particular food might affect your blood sugar. But, food can also be key to keeping you healthy and keeping your blood sugar levels in range.

Unfortunately, everyone’s body is different and there is no easy answer to the question of what to eat with diabetes. You’ll have to find a way of eating that is healthy for you and fits who you are and your lifestyle.

Here you’ll find all sorts of articles on healthy eating, including how food might affect glucose levels, recommendations and strategies, and delicious recipes.

Lauren Bongiorno, a diabetes coach and person living with type 1 diabetes, shares her top strategies for managing diabetes while traveling or stepping outside your daily...
Explore diabetes-friendly fast food options at Starbucks. Get dietitian-approved picks and tips for healthier choices while maintaining your carb budget.
Discover the link between diabetes and cancer, the risk factors involved, and how managing your diabetes could cut your cancer risk.
Explore diabetes-friendly fast food options at Subway. Get dietitian-approved picks and tips for healthier choices while maintaining your carb budget.
FDA-approved AspyreRx is a digital therapy app for type 2 diabetes that uses CBT to boost wellness and glucose management via smartphone.
Explore diabetes-friendly fast food options at Chipotle Mexican Grill. Get dietitian-approved picks and tips for healthier choices while maintaining your carb budget.
Explore diabetes-friendly fast food options. Get dietitian-approved picks and tips for healthier choices while maintaining your carb budget.
The debate over how many carbohydrates people should consume has raged for decades. Experts share their perspectives on low, very low, and moderate carb diets for ideal...
Obesity management options include lifestyle changes, medication, and surgery. Here's what you need to know to make informed decisions about what treatments are optimal...
Looking for natural ways to help lower your blood sugar? Try exercise, fiber supplements, apple cider vinegar, fenugreek, zinc, and probiotic foods. Always consult with...
Learn how to read nutrition labels & make healthy food choices for diabetes. Discover which ingredients to look out for & how to make the most of your food...
Explore how beans can play a pivotal role in managing diabetes. Learn about the health benefits, including fiber, protein, and low GI, and the best types to include in...
Trying to figure out the best nutrition options as a person with diabetes can be a daunting task, and often there are mixed messages about what the best food options are.
With so many varieties of yogurt – French, Greek, kefir, and plant-based – it can be hard to know which ones are the best for someone with diabetes.
What is the gut microbiome? There are five well-known organs that humans need to survive – the heart, lungs, brain, kidneys, and liver. However, some studies indicate...
Sushi is a favorite dish for many, but navigating this carb-heavy food can pose a challenge for those with diabetes. Learn more about the varieties of sushi, nutrition...
Ben Tzeel, a registered dietitian and strength coach who has lived with type 1 diabetes for over 20 years, discusses his daily eating habits and what others with...
Are you getting enough vitamin D? Recent studies suggest that low vitamin D may be linked to an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes and other health...
diaTribe's own Diane Scherer shares strategies for managing diabetes around Passover.
Feeling judged or shamed for what you eat is an experience shared by many people living with diabetes. Support groups and open conversations can help combat the stigma...

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