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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.

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Beating challenging meals and winter weather – simple tips for better blood sugars and health in 2014.
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Top 10 Things I Wish My Parents Knew When I Was Diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes.
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AADE educator of the year Gary Scheiner on how even he (!) sometimes struggles to maintain excellent diabetes control.
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What are your diabetes landmines? The small blood sugar mistakes I make again and again and how I'm trying to overcome them.
A controversial and groundbreaking ballot vote next month – how the Bay Area hopes to tackle diabetes and obesity.
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A how-to-guide for thriving in a toxic food environment that encourages bad choices.
Getting to goal – the four biggest game-changers for improving my diabetes management.