While it’s true that carbohydrates affect blood sugar more than other nutrients, it’s not true that you have to give up all baked goods. Consult your medical professionals for guidance on creating and following a balanced diet that helps you manage your diabetes most effectively.

Carbohydrates include sugars, starches and fibers and can be either “good” or “bad”. Good carbohydrates include fruits, vegetables and whole grains. They’re “good” because they contain vitamins, minerals, fiber and other nutrients that are essential for your body. “Bad” or unhealthy carbohydrates include foods with added sugars or refined grains.

The answers to most dietary questions can vary depending on portion sizes, how much you exercise, what medications you take and other lifestyle specific factors. Good carbohydrates are an important part of any diet. More than likely you can continue to enjoy your favorite foods as part of a balanced diet. Consult your medical professionals for help creating a diet that helps you manage your diabetes.

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