Dispelling 3 Diabetes Diet Myths


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dispelling-3-diabetes-diet-mythsEveryone has an opinion about carbohydrates and diabetes. Sort fact from fiction to optimally manage your diabetes.Nearly 26 million Americans have diabetes, and it is estimated that 7 million people in the U.S. are unaware they have the disease.
The good news is that diabetes can be managed or prevented with a few lifestyle changes.
Whether you have been diagnosed with type-1, type-2 or gestational diabetes, to successfully manage the disease you need to understand how foods and nutrition affect your body.
Carbohydrates are always a focus for people with diabetes but also a source of confusion.
Everywhere you turn it seems like someone has an opinion about how carbohydrates interfere with your diabetes management.
Toby Smithson is a registered dietitian nutritionist and Spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She joins Melanie Cole, MS, to share how you can sort fact from fiction when it comes to eating a healthy diet to manage your diabetes.

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