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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.

We’re already thinking about carbs and calories all the time, and adding alcohol into the mix makes things more complex. ­Experts share their best advice on how to...
How do our brains and bodies motivate us to eat? What makes us eat past the point of hunger? And how we can develop healthier eating habits?
The US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has updated its recommendations, encouraging prediabetes and type 2 diabetes screening for people with excess weight or...
Why do your blood sugar levels increase at night, and what you can do to prevent this? Learn strategies for managing high blood sugar levels overnight and in the morning...
What is protein, how much protein should you eat, and what are the best sources of protein for people with diabetes?
At the ADA Postgraduate 2021 virtual conference, Dr. Samuel Dagogo-Jack discussed how intensive lifestyle changes can lead to prediabetes remission and prevent...
Using Bright Spots & Landmines to increase Time in Range and quality of life – a Zoom presentation with JDRF North Carolina.
The Undermyfork app is now available for Android and iPhone, allowing you to keep track of how specific meals affect your Time in Range. Undermyfork Care lets you share...
What is cholesterol, and when is it “good” or “bad?” What are the cholesterol recommendations for people with diabetes, and how can you keep up healthy cholesterol...
I learned that I wasn’t counting carbs as accurately as I thought – which led me to investigate glass ceilings and why carb counting can be so hard for people with...
As you look toward staying healthy in the new year, meaningful changes to your diet may help you manage glucose levels and maximize health in the face of COVID-19. Four...
What are artificial sweeteners, can people with diabetes consume them, and why are they controversial? Here we share advice and break down the types of sugar substitutes...
A sibling’s diagnosis of type 1 diabetes inspires a digital company that believes in encouragement, connection, and accountability
Melissa Akers, who helps lead a fruit and vegetable voucher program for people without consistent access to healthy food, shares with us the impact of COVID-19 on food...
Is fat healthy to eat? How does dietary fat affect people with diabetes and their glucose levels? Learn about the types of fat, which types to avoid, and how to make...
Diabetes and heart disease are closely connected. This article discusses heart disease, important numbers to know, and ways to improve your heart health
UCSF’s Dr. Robert Lustig explains how we all can reduce our consumption of sugar and processed foods and why it’s important for promoting health
Michael Hattori, que tiene diabetes tipo 2, comparte varias preguntas que puedes tener en cuenta para hacerlas a tu equipo médico si recién te diagnosticaron
Justine shares her experience using intermittent fasting to keep her morning blood sugars in range and to feel better all day long
Food insecurity affects many people in the US, particularly people with diabetes. Resources exist to help those without access to enough, nutritious food, and Dr. Seth...

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