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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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A rarely used benefit: Medicare covers up to three hours of personal nutrition counseling for people with diabetes and/or kidney disease after healthcare professional referral Continue Reading »

Virta’s program resulted in “reversal” of type 2 diabetes in 54% of participants after two years. Data show 10% bodyweight loss, 0.9% A1C reduction, and reduced need for insulin and diabetes medications Continue Reading »

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A study finds that packaged snacks, pre-prepared meals, and other “ultra-processed” foods lead to weight gain; unprocessed foods lead to weight loss Continue Reading »

CGM accuracy, meal timing, new partnerships in diabetes tech, vitamin D for prediabetes, and more! Continue Reading »

Some basic principles about yogurt – its benefits, pitfalls, types, and traps Continue Reading »

More positivity around low-carb diets; importance of weight loss for type 2 diabetes and prediabetes; emphasis on eating non-starchy vegetables and minimizing sugar and refined grains; no one-size-fits-all approach. Continue Reading »

Low-carb pizza, low-cost produce home delivered, staying in-range during long exercise (UCAN), getting paid for steps, and Starbucks’ egg bites Continue Reading »

Dr. Diana Isaacs on CGM, “shared” appointments, and identifying “Bright Spots” and “Landmines.” Plus, how to find a Diabetes Care and Education Specialist near you Continue Reading »

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