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Yes, You Can Have Chocolate!

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You've probably heard that chocolate has health benefits, but never thought of it as diabetes-friendly. Surprise! Check out what a superfood chocolate really is.

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Reviewed by Constance Brown-Riggs, MSEd, RD, CDE, CDN 09/14.

 


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by Brenda Bell
My diabetes is changing. Until a few years ago, my morning readings were reasonable and within the desired range of under 100 mg/dl. About two years ago, they started slipping upwards into the less-desirable but apparently not-worrisome range of 100-110 mg/dl. Now, this was what was recorded by my Abbott Freestyle Lite meter, which is known to record at the lower end of the home-glucometer variability range, but with my A1c firmly in the high 5s and low 6s, the meter's tendency to...