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What fiber supplements can you take if you have type 2 diabetes?

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It’s best to get fiber from food. But if you can’t get enough, then taking fiber supplements can help. Examples include psyllium, methylcellulose, wheat dextrin, and calcium polycarbophil. If you take a fiber supplement, increase the amount you take slowly. This can help prevent gas and cramping. It’s also important to drink enough liquids when you increase your fiber intake.

SOURCES:

FDA: "Talking About Trans Fat: What You Need to Know."

American Diabetes Association: “Type 2;” “What Can I Eat?;” “Diabetes and Heart Health--What’s the Connection?;” and “What About Protein?”

Joslin Diabetes Center: “Carb Counting 101.”

California Medical Association.

University of New Hampshire: “Plant Stanols and Sterols.”

Uptodate.com: “Patient information: High-fiber diet (Beyond the Basics),” Arnold Wald, MD.

Reviewed by Michael Dansinger on May 12, 2018

SOURCES:

FDA: "Talking About Trans Fat: What You Need to Know."

American Diabetes Association: “Type 2;” “What Can I Eat?;” “Diabetes and Heart Health--What’s the Connection?;” and “What About Protein?”

Joslin Diabetes Center: “Carb Counting 101.”

California Medical Association.

University of New Hampshire: “Plant Stanols and Sterols.”

Uptodate.com: “Patient information: High-fiber diet (Beyond the Basics),” Arnold Wald, MD.

Reviewed by Michael Dansinger on May 12, 2018

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