Myth: People with diabetes can't eat sugar and require special "diabetic" foods.


Fact: If your blood glucose levels are under control, some sugar can be part of your diet. In fact, a diabetes diet is no different than a healthy diet. Just like people without diabetes, you should limit foods high in saturated fat, trans fat, sodium and added sugar. Your diet should be rich in whole grains, fruits, vegetables, low-fat and nonfat dairy and lean proteins.
And you probably don't need to buy special "diabetic" foods. Consider the cost and convenience of these products when making your decision.
Work with a certified diabetes educator or a registered dietician to create a nutrition plan that fits your needs.