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Why is Nutrition Important?

Nutrition is all about what a person with diabetes eats. Nutrition and diet mean the same thing. A person with diabetes has 3 ways to control their blood sugar levels: Nutrition, physical activity and medication.  The combination of good nutrition and physical activity prevent pre-diabetes and Type 2 diabetes.

The Food Pyramids
Good nutrition for diabetes involves maintaining a well-balanced diabetic diet plan that includes whole grains, protein, dairy, vegetables, fruit and some unsaturated fats. Read more...

Core Principles of Diet and Nutrition
The core principles of proper Diabetes nutrition are centered on reducing blood sugar levels and increasing healthy vitamins and minerals in the diet. Diabetics, especially, should adhere to the principles of the Diabetes food pyramid in order to ensure that they have balanced Diabetes nutrition to keep their bodies healthy.  Read more...

Understanding Your Metabolism
Your metabolism includes the chemical and physiological processes that helps your body grow and function. These processes help your body break down and convert food to energy and cell building material. The metabolism of our food is what causes us to gain, maintain, or lose weight. Read more...