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 Eating too much sugar may be a factor in causing diabetes in some cases. For example, sugar-sweetened drinks like sodas and juices have been linked to a higher risk of type 2 diabetes. 

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While eating too much sugar alone doesn’t cause diabetes, it can still be a factor in some cases of type 2 diabetes.

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People with diabetes should avoid or limit trans fats and saturated fats to lower their risk of health problems. It is recommended that you eat balanced meals with healthy fats and proteins to slow digestion and keep your blood sugar levels from spiking.

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People with diabetes should avoid or limit trans fats and saturated fats to lower their risk of health problems. It is recommended that you eat balanced meals with healthy fats and proteins to slow digestion and keep your blood sugar levels from spiking.

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The same guidelines for alcohol that apply to the general population also apply to people with diabetes. If you want to drink alcohol, do so in moderation and drink only with food since alcohol may cause your blood sugar to either rise or fall.

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The same guidelines for alcohol that apply to the general population also apply to people with diabetes. If you want to drink alcohol, do so in moderation and drink only with food since alcohol may cause your blood sugar to either rise or fall.

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It’s true that some fruits contain more natural sugars than others. But people with diabetes can enjoy any kind of fruit and 100 percent fruit juice if you stick to the proper portion of four ounces.

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It’s true that some fruits contain more natural sugars than others. But people with diabetes can enjoy any kind of fruit and 100 percent fruit juice if you stick to the proper portion of four ounces.

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People with diabetes can enjoy dessert. The key is moderation and portion control. It's fine to have a small serving of sweet food, as long as you limit other carbs in your meal to strike a healthy balance.

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While people with diabetes should not end every meal with chocolate cake or eat ice cream daily, they can have dessert every now and then. The key is moderation and portion control.

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Carbs are not the enemy. It’s the types and quantity you eat that’s important because not all carbs are created equal. People with diabetes should eat complex carb-rich foods and control the portion to manage blood sugar levels.

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Carbs are not the enemy. It’s the types and quantity you eat that’s important because not all carbs are created equal. People with diabetes should eat complex carb-rich foods and control the portion to manage blood sugar levels.

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The time of day that people with diabetes eat isn't the most important thing. It's the amount and type of food you have eaten over the course of the day that’s important.

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The time of day that people with diabetes eat isn't the most important thing. It's the amount and type of food you have eaten over the course of the day that’s important.

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Eating unhealthy foods or big portions may prevent your medication from doing its job. People with diabetes need to follow a healthy diet – while taking their medication as prescribed – to keep their diabetes under control.

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Eating unhealthy foods or big portions may prevent your medication from doing its job. People with diabetes need to follow a healthy diet – while taking their medication as prescribed – to keep their diabetes under control.

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