Dispel the no-sugar myth

2f7e8b2d-2647-11df-b61e-0017a4aa266a 0e6d33e5-2649-11df-9d36-0017a4aa266a tip.070.sugarmythThe no-sugar myth is probably one of the biggest misconceptions about diabetes. The reality is that it isn’t sugar specifically that raises blood glucose levels – it’s any food containing carbohydrates, including honey, fruit, milk, and vegetables. And carbohydrates can be found in all foods that contain starches and/or sugars.

But it is both impossible and unadvisable to completely avoid all carbohydrate-containing foods. Your body needs the important micronutrients and phytochemicals contained in these foods. Talk to your doctor, diabetes educator, or registered dietitian about the dietary plan and carbohydrate intake that’s right for you.

Reviewed by Francine Kaufman, MD. 4/08

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Last Modified Date: November 27, 2012

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