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What should I eat if I have type 1 diabetes?

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Make smart food choices to help manage your blood sugar levels and keep your heart and kidneys healthy. Fill up on produce, fiber, and good fats. Avoid foods high in saturated fat, cholesterol, and sodium.

SOURCES:

National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse: “Your Guide to Diabetes: Type 1 and Type 2;” “Prevent Diabetes Problems: Keep Your Heart and Blood Vessels Healthy;” “Prevent Diabetes Problems: Keep Your Kidneys Healthy;” “Prevent Diabetes Problems: Keep Your Feet Healthy;” “Prevent Diabetes Problems: Keep Your Mouth Healthy;” “Prevent Diabetes Problems: “Keep Your Eyes Healthy;” and “Prevent Diabetes Problems: Keep Your Diabetes under Control.”

American Diabetes Association: “Complications;” “Heart Disease;” “High Blood Pressure;” “Physical Activity is Important;” and “Exercising with Diabetes Complications.”

National Diabetes Education Program: “4 Steps to Manage Your Diabetes for Life.”

American Heart Association: “Cholesterol Abnormalities and Diabetes.”

Reviewed by Michael Dansinger on February 9, 2017

SOURCES:

National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse: “Your Guide to Diabetes: Type 1 and Type 2;” “Prevent Diabetes Problems: Keep Your Heart and Blood Vessels Healthy;” “Prevent Diabetes Problems: Keep Your Kidneys Healthy;” “Prevent Diabetes Problems: Keep Your Feet Healthy;” “Prevent Diabetes Problems: Keep Your Mouth Healthy;” “Prevent Diabetes Problems: “Keep Your Eyes Healthy;” and “Prevent Diabetes Problems: Keep Your Diabetes under Control.”

American Diabetes Association: “Complications;” “Heart Disease;” “High Blood Pressure;” “Physical Activity is Important;” and “Exercising with Diabetes Complications.”

National Diabetes Education Program: “4 Steps to Manage Your Diabetes for Life.”

American Heart Association: “Cholesterol Abnormalities and Diabetes.”

Reviewed by Michael Dansinger on February 9, 2017

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