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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.

A new bill would put limits on fast food calories, fat, and sugar in kids’ meals.
Take action to share your opinion on food labeling with the FDA!
Practical advice for eating and drinking to combat childhood obesity.
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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...
Another move from northern California to combat childhood obesity.
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Starting in 2012, the American Diabetes Association established the Pathway to Stop Diabetes initiative, a $1.6 million grant (paid over five years) to support the...
I recently shared the 10 Diabetes Diet Commandments that I strive to follow every day. These eating strategies help keep my blood sugars in range, give me plenty of...
Will it be the first US city to have warning labels for sugary drinks?
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What other fast food chains are already on board?
How his story helps shatter some of the common stereotypes about type 2 diabetes.
Twitter Summary: FDA regulations will require chain restaurants, vending machines, + others to provide calorie counts of main menu items The FDA recently announced its...
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Twitter summary: Berkeley becomes first US city to pass a tax on soda w/ 75% approval - SF fails to pass its soda tax with 55% approval This past election day, two soda...
Can artificial sweeteners contribute to weight gain and worse diabetes control? A remarkable new study on the role of gut bacteria...

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