Nutrition

Learn about diabetes nutrition topics, including eating heart-smart foods that contain omega-3 fatty acids, eating more veggies, and choosing healthful fare.
When hunger hits, what’s stocked in your pantry is...
When hunger hits, what’s stocked in your pantry is ultimately what ends up on your plate. And if you’re like most people, some not-so-good options sneak into your kitchen. Make a clean sweep of your eating habits, starting with pitching these unhealthy foods from your pantry in favor of more diabetes-friendly swaps.
Snacks can help children recharge and manage blood sugar levels...
Snacks can help children recharge and manage blood sugar levels between meals. If your snack-idea list is running dry, check out these easy diabetic snacks packed with nutrients a child’s body needs. (Adults will love these snacks, too!)
When sugary, fatty, or salty treats seem to be calling your name...
When sugary, fatty, or salty treats seem to be calling your name, it can be tough to resist them. With a little creativity, you can satisfy your cravings with healthy snacks for diabetes. Here we show you how to bypass some of the most tempting snacks while still treating your taste buds and boosting your daily nutrition.

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Looking for a better breakfast cereal? Try one of our 18 cereal...
Looking for a better breakfast cereal? Try one of our 18 cereal winners or finalists that are dietitian-approved and taste-tested. We conducted blind taste panels with more than 100 people, including people with diabetes, and awarded the top-rated flakes, O's, and puffed cereals our Diabetic Living What to Eat seal of approval.   Please note that product information, packaging, and availability may have changed since our story first appeared. 
Think you need to swear off bread because you have diabetes? Not...
Think you need to swear off bread because you have diabetes? Not true! Try one of our 18 bread finalists or winners that are dietitian-approved and taste-tested. We conducted blind taste panels with more than 100 people, including people with diabetes, and awarded the top-rated breads, buns, and tortillas our Diabetic Living What to Eat seal of approval.   Please note that product information, packaging, and availability may have changed since our story first appeared. 
Want to find a salad dressing that's both delicious and good...
Want to find a salad dressing that's both delicious and good for you? Try one of our 18 salad dressing finalists or winners. We conducted blind taste panels with more than 75 people, including people with diabetes, and awarded the top-rated salad dressings our Diabetic Living What to Eat seal of approval.   Please note that product information, packaging, and availability may have changed since our story first appeared. 
You can enjoy a full plate of food yet cut calories with this...
You can enjoy a full plate of food yet cut calories with this simply smart approach to weight loss. Plus, get 1,500-calorie-a-day menus showing what to pass up and what to choose for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and a snack.
You grab a box of food off the shelf that claims to be "reduced...
You grab a box of food off the shelf that claims to be "reduced" sugar. But what does that mean? Is "reduced" sugar different than "no" sugar? We'll give you the information you need.
Stomach grumbling or blood glucose a bit low? Reach for one of...
Stomach grumbling or blood glucose a bit low? Reach for one of our top 25 consumer-tasted and dietitian-approved snacks. Diabetic Living's dietitians scoured the supermarkets to find the most nutritious packaged snacks, and a panel of taste-testers (including people with diabetes) ranked the treats. From chips and dip to cookies and popcorn, see which snacks were awarded the Diabetic Living What to Eat Seal of Approval.   Please note that product information, packaging, and availability may have changed since our story first appeared. 

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Have you heard the buzz about food label updates? Find out more...
Have you heard the buzz about food label updates? Find out more about the FDA’s proposed label changes, and see how they might help you better manage your diabetes.
While research shows you can successfully prevent or manage...
While research shows you can successfully prevent or manage diabetes following a variety of eating plans, some researchers and health care providers slant toward plants. We give you the rundown of what different eating plans, such as raw, vegan, lacto-vegetarian, ovo-vegetarian, lacto-ovo-vegetarian, pescatarian, and flexitarian, include and exclude and how they can reduce risk of disease and promote better health. 
Eating a handful of nuts every day could add years to your life...
Eating a handful of nuts every day could add years to your life, according to a large, well-done study. Find out how to get the benefits, plus learn tips for enjoying nuts more often. 
What does "added sugar" mean? Find out the top added...
What does "added sugar" mean? Find out the top added sugars in our food and drinks and why they're used.
There's a lot of mystery inside those little pink, blue, and...
There's a lot of mystery inside those little pink, blue, and yellow packets. Despite decades of use, artificial and natural sugar substitutes still provoke lingering concerns among consumers. Here's what you need to know about the safety of sugar substitutes, what they're in, and how to use them to your advantage.
Get an inside look at what it takes eat a low-carb, -sodium, or...
Get an inside look at what it takes eat a low-carb, -sodium, or -cholesterol or gluten-free diet.

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