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Should you buy organic? Are some foods typically more laden with pesticides than other foods? Are there any good reasons to spend the extra money on organic products?

If you or a loved one has diabetes, you already go the extra mile to put the healthiest fare you can on your table and in your mouths each day.

How important is it that you choose organic? Here's what you need to know....

For a list of 27 fruits and vegetables ranked from highest pesticide load to lowest, click here.

 

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Reviewed by Susan Weiner, RD, MS, CDE, CDN. 4/11


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by Lindsey Guerin
As a Type A personality with a perfectionist streak, diabetes management is something that easily gets under my skin. If I can’t do something perfect, then I’d much rather just not do it at all. Which is why burnout creeps up on me super fast. A few days of pesky numbers and I am ready to throw all things diabetes out the window and watch it get hit by an 18-wheeler. So attempting to get my A1c into the lowest possible range ever has proven incredibly tasking for my perfectionist...