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Learn about diabetes nutrition topics, including eating heart-smart foods that contain omega-3 fatty acids, eating more veggies, and choosing healthful fare.
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.
Using a journal can help you keep track of portions, calories,...
Using a journal can help you keep track of portions, calories, and carbs. But more importantly, it can help you keep track of exercise, your moods, and your blood sugar. Here's how to use a journal to capture and change the way you think about managing diabetes.
Good Fats, Bad Fats
In the past, eating low-fat seemed the way to go. Now experts...
In the past, eating low-fat seemed the way to go. Now experts say it’s fine to eat a bit more fat, but be sure to eat more good fats and less bad fats. We explain which fats fall into each category and why.

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Use the plate method formula for simple and delicious meal...
Use the plate method formula for simple and delicious meal planning. Start with a 9-inch-diameter plate and fill the sections accordingly. Include a side of fruit and/or a serving of low-fat dairy as your calorie and carb budgets allow. Dinner has never been so easy!
Looking for a nutritious and delicious cracker to snack on? Try...
Looking for a nutritious and delicious cracker to snack on? Try one of our 18 cracker 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 named the top-rated crackers the winners of our Diabetic Living What to Eat contest.   Please note that product information, packaging, and availability may have changed since our story first appeared. 
Looking for a better snack chip? Try one of our 18 winners or...
Looking for a better snack chip? Try one of our 18 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 pretzels, flavored chips, cheesy chips, plain potato chips, BBQ chips, and corn chips 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. 
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. 

Diabetes Nutrition Stories

Take the guesswork out of choosing the most healthful foods at...
Take the guesswork out of choosing the most healthful foods at the supermarket. We put together helpful tips to make the trip as painless as possible, from writing an efficient grocery shopping list to knowing which meat and dairy products to buy.
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 the term "added sugars" mean? Find out the...
What does the term "added sugars" mean? Find out the top added sugars in our foods 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.

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