Find Information About:

Drugs & Supplements

Get information and reviews on prescription drugs, over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and supplements. Search by name or medical condition.

Pill Identifier

Pill Identifier

Having trouble identifying your pills?

Enter the shape, color, or imprint of your prescription or OTC drug. Our pill identification tool will display pictures that you can compare to your pill.

Get Started

My Medicine

Save your medicine, check interactions, sign up for FDA alerts, create family profiles and more.

Get Started

WebMD Health Experts and Community

Talk to health experts and other people like you in WebMD's Communities. It's a safe forum where you can create or participate in support groups and discussions about health topics that interest you.

  • Second Opinion

    Second Opinion

    Read expert perspectives on popular health topics.

  • Community


    Connect with people like you, and get expert guidance on living a healthy life.

Got a health question? Get answers provided by leading organizations, doctors, and experts.

Get Answers

Sign up to receive WebMD's award-winning content delivered to your inbox.

Sign Up

Diabetes Health Center

Font Size

Reading Food Labels When You Have Diabetes

Understanding Label Claims continued...

Some other important terms that are found on food labels include information on the amount of salt:

Label Claim Definition
Sodium-free or salt-free less than 5 mg per serving
Very low sodium 35 mg or less of sodium per serving
Low sodium 140 mg or less of sodium per serving
Low sodium meal 140 mg or less of sodium per 3 1/2-ounce meal
Reduced or less sodium at least 25% less sodium than the regular version
Light in sodium 50% less sodium than the regular version
Unsalted or no salt added no salt added to the product during processing

Remember that one teaspoon of salt contains 2,000 mg of salt.

WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Michael Dansinger, MD on February 12, 2015
1 | 2 | 3

Today on WebMD

Diabetic tools
Symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and more.
woman flexing muscles
10 strength training exercises.
Blood sugar test
12 practical tips.
Tom Hanks
Stars living with type 1 or type 2.
kenneth fujioka, md
Can Vinegar Treat Diabetes
Middle aged person
Home Healthcare

Prediabetes How to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes
type 2 diabetes
food fitness planner