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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.

Looking for the right gift for a loved one with diabetes? Here’s a helpful list to get your holiday shopping started – from helpful gadgets to food plan subscriptions...
While diabetes and prediabetes treatments have traditionally focused on managing your glucose, recent research highlights the importance of weight loss in type 2...
Rice is a main food staple in many cultures, but it can cause glucose spikes for people with diabetes. From rice alternatives to smaller portions, here are some ways to...
​Because Thanksgiving is often all about food, it can pose a challenge for those with diabetes. Learn how Jewels Doskicz and her family navigate the holiday by eating...
Time in Range, or TIR, is quickly becoming a metric everyone is talking about in diabetes. Whether you’re a TIR expert, or you just learned about this new metric, learn...
Misguided questions, such as "can you eat that?" from well-meaning friends and family can feel infuriating. Sara Zarr shares how she responds to misconceptions without...
Being prepared for a natural disaster or power outage is vital, especially when it comes to food safety for people with diabetes. Learn how to keep your food safe and...
Halloween can be a tricky holiday to navigate. Here are some ways to make trick or treating safe for people with diabetes and some other fun activities to do that don't...
People with diabetes are at a significantly higher risk of facing food insecurity than those without. The recent historic expansion of the Supplemental Nutrition...
If you are currently taking three or more insulin injections per day, you may be eligible to participate in a clinical trial that provides you with the Guardian Connect...
Whether your child has type 1 or type 2 diabetes, figuring out nutrition for school and childcare is a big part of managing glucose numbers – as well as nourishing a...
diaTribe is excited to bring you additional expanded coverage from the EASD 2021 virtual conference this past week! Find out more from leading clinicians and researchers...
Weight management is no easy task, but achieving and maintaining a healthy weight is important for your well-being, your diabetes management, and your overall health.
Weight impacts diabetes and diabetes impacts weight. The emotional and physical toll of excess weight is not exclusive to the type 2 diabetes community as diaTribe staff...
Two major factors that lead to poor outcomes for people with diabetes are food insecurity and a lack of social support. Community health workers can address these issues...
The FDA and the FTC sent warning letters to 10 companies falsely claiming to sell dietary supplements that could cure, treat, mitigate, or prevent diabetes. People are...
Social determinants of health describe the interaction between social, economic, and environmental factors and how they can influence a person’s health. Read below for...
Nutritionist and educator Constance Brown-Riggs discusses the relationship between food and heart health, and how you can make eating choices to prevent heart disease.
We’ve reviewed the latest research to weigh the benefits and drawbacks of intermittent fasting and time-restricted feeding for people with diabetes.
How can fruit affect blood sugar, and are there certain types of fruit that are better for people with diabetes?

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