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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.

Learn about three ways that may put type 2 diabetes into remission: low-carbohydrate diets, low-calorie diets, and bariatric surgery
What is protein, how much protein should you eat, and what are the best sources of protein for people with diabetes?
diaTribe writer and editor Jim Hirsch reviews an outstanding new PBS documentary that explores and gives new voices to the diabetes epidemic in the US
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
How can fruit affect blood sugar, and are there certain types of fruit that are better for people with diabetes?
Adding 20 new factors, a whole new category on behavior and decisions, and research on unexpected things that impact blood sugar and diabetes
What readers have taught me in the past year about living better with diabetes
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...
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...
While it’s important for people with diabetes to follow a healthy diet, being overly restrictive with food choices can sometimes lead to unhealthy eating patterns. Hear...
Using Bright Spots & Landmines to increase Time in Range and quality of life – a Zoom presentation with JDRF North Carolina.
On the surface, it may seem as if the lifestyle choices needed to manage diabetes are simple. However, having access to healthy foods and eating a well-balanced diet is...
People with diabetes can have happy, healthy pregnancies — but should proceed with caution and with consistent medical advice from their healthcare providers. Here are...
Justine shares her experience using intermittent fasting to keep her morning blood sugars in range and to feel better all day long
Having diabetes doesn’t mean you have to miss out on tasty sweets. Try these two low-carb desserts to satisfy your cravings.
Learn what ketones are, how they are measured, and what to do with the information
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...
A low carb diet can be difficult to follow, especially for children. Katie Bacon explains several ways in which low carb principles can be adapted to real life
Learn about five entrepreneurs living with diabetes and prediabetes and the inspirations behind their products – some of which you may be interested in trying out!
Experts Susan Weiner and Janice MacLeod discuss increasing your fiber intake, food prep, and how best to use the services of a certified diabetes care and education...

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