Food & Blood Sugar

Food & Blood Sugar

Make your food work for your blood sugar.

Blood sugar highs and lows can be frustrating. Find out how to get a better handle on things and stay even.

Find the balance.

While other factors are at work, the food you eat plays a huge role in balancing your blood sugar levels and minimizing the highs and lows. By understanding how certain foods affect your blood sugar, you can take charge of the outcome. Most importantly, you can more easily keep your blood sugar within the right range so that you can feel your best.

Understanding carbs

Carbs can have a big impact on blood sugar. Essentially, it’s the balance of the amount of insulin in your body and the carbs you eat that determine your blood sugar. So whether you choose whole carbs or empty carbs, you’ll start to see (and feel) the impact on your body.
Reading food labels

Reading food labels

Trying to figure out the healthiest option when comparing two foods isn’t always easy. We’ll help you learn how to decode nutrition information and packaging claims so that you can make the best decisions, faster.
Planning labels

Planning ahead

Most people with diabetes would agree: The hardest part about managing blood sugar is timing and balancing meals and snacks while still trying to live a ‘normal’ life. Check out tips to help you create healthier meals—even when there’s not a lot of time.

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