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

See All Tips.

]]>

Last Modified Date: November 27, 2012

All content on dLife.com is created and reviewed in compliance with our editorial policy.
More On This Topic
27 Views 0 comments
by Lindsey Guerin
We’re at twenty-eight, almost twenty-nine weeks now. Life has been moving at rocket speed lately and I can’t seem to catch my breath (literally and figuratively these days). I just had my twenty-eight week appointment with my OB/GYN and I am fighting back the feeling of failure. Everything is going okay, as I keep having to remind myself. I’ve had some swelling that is now not responding to rest (as in, I lay in bed for 14 hours and my ankles are still the size of elephants), but...
  • Watch dLifeTV online now!

    Click here for more info
  • Join the #1 Diabetes Community.

    Join Today!
  • Everything you need to know about Insulin.

    Click here