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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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As you look toward staying healthy in the new year, meaningful changes to your diet may help you manage glucose levels and maximize health in the face of COVID-19. Four experts – Whole Cities Foundation’s Dr. Akua Woolbright, low-carb guru Dr. Mariela Glandt, San Francisco General’s Dr. Rita Nguyen, and Harvard’s Dr. Lee Kaplan – shared insights for eating well, finding affordable food, and keeping your body's immune system strong. Continue Reading »

What are artificial sweeteners, can people with diabetes consume them, and why are they controversial? Here we share advice and break down the types of sugar substitutes that are currently available Continue Reading »

A sibling’s diagnosis of type 1 diabetes inspires a digital company that believes in encouragement, connection, and accountability  Continue Reading »

Melissa Akers, who helps lead a fruit and vegetable voucher program for people without consistent access to healthy food, shares with us the impact of COVID-19 on food insecurity, what food assistance programs are doing to help, and where we can still feel hopeful Continue Reading »

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 healthier food choices Continue Reading »

Diabetes and heart disease are closely connected. This article discusses heart disease, important numbers to know, and ways to improve your heart health  Continue Reading »

UCSF’s Dr. Robert Lustig explains how we all can reduce our consumption of sugar and processed foods and why it’s important for promoting health Continue Reading »

Michael Hattori, que tiene diabetes tipo 2, comparte varias preguntas que puedes tener en cuenta para hacerlas a tu equipo médico si recién te diagnosticaron Continue Reading »

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