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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 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...
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Kelly reflects on her recent visit to Washington…
Diabetes on stage: Jim Hirsch tells us about Robbie McCauley’s powerful one-woman production, “Sugar."
diaTribe 's take on the recent New England Journal of Medicine's piece on weight gain - and loss!
BREAD/CRACKERS Bagel 72 Croissant 67 Graham Crackers 74 Saltine Crackers 74 Wheat Bread 68 White Bread 71 CEREALS/BREAKFAST Bran Chex 58 Cheerios 74 Corn Flakes 83 Cream...
Does how often you eat make your blood glucose worse? CDE Gary Scheiner explains…
Kelly on the shocking new data just released on diabetes costs and what we can do about it.
James Hirsch assesses the implications for diabetes from the bestseller Salt Sugar Fat .
In June, First Lady Michelle Obama and Walt Disney CEO Robert Iger announced a bold new plan to ban commercials and advertisements for unhealthy food products targeted...
On September 13, the New York City Board of Health approved Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s proposed regulation nearly unanimously. The regulation bans the sale of any soda or...
The New England Journal of Medicine just published the results of a poll (1,290 votes from 75 countries) that asked readers to vote on the government regulation (e.g.,...
The giant Consumer Electronics Show, held each January in Las Vegas, had a variety of devices relevant to diabetes and obesity this year. Media buzz surrounded the...
What really causes weight gain? A fascinating review in the New England Journal of Medicine details myths and facts about obesity.
Are all carbs created equal? Adam learns why 30 grams of carbs is NOT always 30 grams of carbs…
On February 27, the FDA published proposed regulations to update nutrition fact labels that would make the familiar labels undergo a dramatic change for the first time...
Top 10 Things I Wish My Parents Knew When I Was Diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes.
What do Michelle Obama, soda, and cities have in common? Our top five patient takeaways from PHA this year.
Diagnosed with type 2 diabetes? Have a parent or a friend recently diagnosed? The top ten things to know from co-managing editor Adam Brown!
AADE educator of the year Gary Scheiner on how even he (!) sometimes struggles to maintain excellent diabetes control.

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