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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 controversial and groundbreaking ballot vote next month – how the Bay Area hopes to tackle diabetes and obesity.
What are your diabetes landmines? The small blood sugar mistakes I make again and again and how I'm trying to overcome them.
How many different factors can affect blood glucose? See the 22 things that can change your blood sugar in the short-term...
Back in February, the FDA proposed an update to the nutrition fact labels for food and drinks , which would be the first major update to these labels in over two decades...
Getting to goal – the four biggest game-changers for improving my diabetes management.
A how-to-guide for thriving in a toxic food environment that encourages bad choices.
AADE educator of the year Gary Scheiner on how even he (!) sometimes struggles to maintain excellent diabetes control.
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!
What do Michelle Obama, soda, and cities have in common? Our top five patient takeaways from PHA this year.
Top 10 Things I Wish My Parents Knew When I Was Diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes.
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...
Beating challenging meals and winter weather – simple tips for better blood sugars and health in 2014.
Are all carbs created equal? Adam learns why 30 grams of carbs is NOT always 30 grams of carbs…
James Hirsch assesses the implications for diabetes from the bestseller Salt Sugar Fat .
Kelly on the shocking new data just released on diabetes costs and what we can do about it.
What really causes weight gain? A fascinating review in the New England Journal of Medicine details myths and facts about obesity.
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...
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.,...
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...
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...