Conquering Carbs

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You might think that people with diabetes should skip eating carbs altogether, since carbs raise blood glucose levels—but it would be impossible to get a nutritionally-balanced diet without plant foods, and all plant foods contain carbohydrates. It’s all about being aware of what you’re consuming, reaching for low-carb foods whenever possible, and testing your blood sugar to find out how different foods affect it. The good news is that the healthiest way to eat is the same whether you have diabetesor not. Most people do best consuming a diet of nutrient-dense, whole foods that are low in glycemic impact (i.e., have only a small effect on your blood glucose level). Learn more about carbs and get lists of nutritious, low-carbohydrate foods to make sure your diet is anything but boring.