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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.

The US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has updated its recommendations, encouraging prediabetes and type 2 diabetes screening for people with excess weight or...
How I order at almost every restaurant, why it works for my diabetes, and 10 recent restaurant meals I’ve eaten
What factors matter most ? Where do I focus effort? How do I use “ripple effects” and “IFTTT” (If This, Then That) thinking? How do I avoid getting frustrated?
Ramadan is an important religious holiday for Muslims. Because of its connection to fasting, it can pose some challenges to people with diabetes. diaTribe Social Media...
March is National Nutrition Month, celebrated by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. In part one of this two part series, experts Alison Evert and Gretchen Benson...
These chicken recipes will warm you up in the last days of winter, and they taste delicious. Whether you’re looking for a quick meal with few ingredients, or a more...
The microbiome is an exciting area of research for diabetes management. What do we know and what questions do we still have about the microbiome?
Cultural sensitivity and relevancy are key to making nutrition advice accessible to everyone
Diabetes UK released their 2018 nutrition guidelines for people with diabetes and prediabetes. What would diaTribe hope to see added to these guidelines?
A study published in JAMA in January 2022 found that popular celebrities on Instagram often post photos of unhealthy foods and beverages. Considering their significant...
The Mediterranean Diet has once again been recognized as one of the best overall. What makes it so special? How can you integrate some of its features into what you are...
The African Heritage Diet centers around traditional foods and plant-based dishes common in Africa, the Caribbean, South America, and the American South.
After a harrowing experience with diabetes-related complications, Jayne Jones made drastic changes to the way she was living that helped turn everything around. Her new...
Diabetes and heart disease are closely connected. This article discusses heart disease, important numbers to know, and ways to improve your heart health
The world of plant-based foods includes many tasty (and healthy) recipes and is rapidly expanding. Can a plant-based or vegan diet help you feel better and manage your...
Overcoming the “thinking BIG” trap when starting new diabetes habits or doing anything hard
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...
What is fiber? Why is it such a crucial nutrient for people with diabetes and how can it help your microbiome?
Exercise has been one of four complete gamechangers for managing my type 1 diabetes, but it can frequently be a source of confusion, frustration, exhaustion, and blood...
While diabetes and prediabetes treatments have traditionally focused on managing your glucose, recent research highlights the importance of weight loss in type 2...

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