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Best Foods for Diabetes

Whether you're newly diagnosed or are looking for a refresher about the best foods to eat with diabetes, we have the nutrition advice you can trust. Enjoy delicious diabetic recipes, carb-counting basics, and easy diabetic snack ideas.

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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.
Overwhelmed by the salsa choices on your grocery store’s...
Overwhelmed by the salsa choices on your grocery store’s shelves? Wonder what options are best for people with diabetes? We gathered salsas at supermarkets, health markets, and big-box stores that met our health requirements and won taste approval from people like you. Find out which salsas made the cut! Please note that product information, packaging, and availability may have changed since our story first appeared. 
Some fruits, veggies, and grains are so good for you that they...
Some fruits, veggies, and grains are so good for you that they practically have superpowers. These power foods are packed with antioxidants and other disease-fighting nutrients. Plus, they're delicious in recipes. Try some today!

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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.
If you're considering a new eating plan to lose weight, we...
If you're considering a new eating plan to lose weight, we created a helpful breakdown for what a typical breakfast would include following five popular diabetes weight loss diets, plus the nutrition information for each plan. See how The Diabetes Breakthrough, Paleo diet, Weight Watchers, Mediterranean diet, and Nutrisystem D compare.
If you have diabetes, you know what your blood sugar numbers...
If you have diabetes, you know what your blood sugar numbers need to be. But what about friends and family? Do they know their blood sugar numbers? Could they be at risk for prediabetes or type 2 diabetes? An estimated 79 million Americans have prediabetes—but only 11 percent know it. Diabetic Living wants to change that statistic by raising awareness.  
Any chef will tell you the tastiest results come when you cook...
Any chef will tell you the tastiest results come when you cook with fruits and vegetables that are ripe and in season. Use this chart as a handy reference for spotting, buying, and storing the best produce to ensure delicious dishes all year round.
Score big for your diabetes health with better lab results. We'...
Score big for your diabetes health with better lab results. We'll tutor you on which numbers matter most and ways to improve them, including A1C, blood pressure, cholesterol, and other tests and checks to protect your health and detect early signs diabetes complications.
If you have a bake sale in your future or just want a fun recipe...
If you have a bake sale in your future or just want a fun recipe to try, don't miss our bake sale-inspired recipes that include Caramel-Cheese Crazy Corn, Cherry-Berry Banana Bread, Chocolate Chip-Almond Biscotti, Mint Cream-Filled Chocolate Cupcakes, Nutty Raspberry Crispy Treats, and a refreshing Strawberry-Lime Cooler. Plus, get fun and easy packaging instructions and designer labels!