Frequently asked questions on important topics / Now that I have diabetes, do I cut all sugar out of my diet?

Eating right with diabetes is more about moderation and healthy food choices then severe dietary restriction. While you do need to manage your intake of all carbohydrates (i.e., starchy vegetables and grains and cereals as well as sugar), people with diabetes can occasionally enjoy foods containing sugar as part of their overall daily meal plan. It should be remembered, however, that sugar is calorie-rich and nutrient-poor, so moderation is key. Many people with diabetes prefer to use artificial sweeteners and sugar substitutes for its lower calorie content and minimal impact on blood glucose levels. A registered dietitian can help you create a meal plan that works for you.

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