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Diabetes Basics

Diabetes mellitus is a group of diseases characterized by high blood glucose (too much sugar in the blood), which may result from: Improper insulin production by the pancreas Improper insulin action on the body’s cells (insulin resistance) Insulin is a hormone made by the pancreas. It works like a key […]

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Diabetes and Carbohydrate Counting

Carbohydrate-containing foods can be enjoyed by those living with diabetes as part of a healthy diet, as long as intake is controlled and monitored. In fact, consistent, regulated carbohydrate intake is encouraged as part of proper management for blood glucose levels. Foods containing carbohydrates include fruits, starches (including starchy vegetables […]