If you have diabetes, the right foods can be an ally in your fight to keep your blood sugar levels in check.
Talk to your doctor, a registered dietitian, or a diabetes educator about how to keep track of how many carbs you eat. That can affect your blood sugar. They may recommend that you use the glycemic index. It ranks how different foods raise your blood sugar. The higher the index, the more it raises your levels.
Sloane Burwell, a WebMD.com community member, shares her story.
I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes the day before Thanksgiving 5 years ago. I was 40 years old and making a career transition, from technology to food writing. Not only was the timing terrible, I felt like diabetes was going to destroy all of my plans. Who'd want to read my restaurant reviews if I couldn't eat any dessert or starches? I was devastated.
I was pretty surprised by the diagnosis. I'd put on a little weight, and...