Make Your Food Work For Your Blood Sugar. – Nutrition and Diabetes

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Proper nutrition is key to managing diabetes and balancing blood sugar. Find out some tips for determining the right foods to eat, understanding carbs and reading food labels with these suggestions from the American Diabetes Association.

Find the balance. While other factors are at work, the food you eat plays a huge role in balancing your blood sugar levels and minimizing the highs and lows. By understanding how certain foods affect your blood sugar, you can take charge of the outcome. Most importantly, you can more easily keep your blood sugar within the right range so that you can feel your best.

Understanding carbs
Carbs can have a big impact on blood sugar. Essentially, it’s the balance of the amount of insulin in your body and the carbs you eat that determine your blood sugar. So whether you choose whole carbs or empty carbs, you’ll start to see (and feel) the impact on your body. Know your carbs

Reading food labels
Trying to figure out the healthiest option when comparing two foods isn’t always easy. We’ll help you learn how to decode nutrition information and packaging claims so that you can make the best decisions, faster. Get smart now

Planning ahead
Most people with diabetes would agree: The hardest part about managing blood sugar is timing and balancing meals and snacks while still trying to live a ‘normal’ life. Check out tips to help you create healthier meals—even when there’s not a lot of time. Discover tips

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