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Eating Your Way to Good Health It is commonly believed that people with diabetes should follow a “diabetic diet.” This implies that people with diabetes cannot eat the same foods as people without diabetes. The good news is that this is not true. For people with or without diabetes, many diet recommendations remain the same. However, for people with diabetes, it is important to pay special attention to portions of carbohydrates, since these are the foods that impact blood sugar the most. Carbohydrate-containing foods are: • • • • • •

All grains, whether whole grain or refined Dried beans and lentils Fruits Starchy vegetables such as potatoes, corn and peas Diary such as milk and yogurt Simple sugars like table sugar, brown sugar, honey and agave nectar

Your Kovler dietitian can help educate you on what amounts are right for you.

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