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Fiber has become a hot topic in the diabetes world. As you know, dietary fiber offers many health benefits that are especially important for people with diabetes. Diets rich in dietary fiber have been shown to decrease risk of coronary heart disease and lower risk of type 2 diabetes. SPLENDA has created a "Newly Diagnosed Starter Kit" that speaks to the importance of increased dietary fiber.  The kit includes a DVD with fun and in-depth dLifeTV segments and a brochure filled with recipes and healthy eating articles.

To get copies of the SPLENDA "Starter Kit" for your newly diagnosed patients visit

SPLENDA Newly Diagnosed Patient Starter Kit: Brochure
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The Skinny on SPLENDA: What is SPLENDA Brand Sweetener (sucralose)?
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Simple Tips for Managing Diabetes: Having Diabetes Doesn't Mean Giving up All of the Things I Love
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Last Modified Date: January 31, 2013

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by Brenda Bell
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