Mar 16, 2015 3:00 PM

Author: Office of Public Affairs

When you have diabetes, it seems like everyone tells you what foods to avoid. But what about foods you should eat? “Some foods are beneficial to eat because they help manage blood-sugar levels,” says Timothy Graham, MD, an endocrinologist at University of Utah Health.

“Certain foods, by their very nature, can limit how much sugar gets into the blood. While we all need carbohydrates, or foods that break down into sugar, we make choices about how we get our carbs. Foods that contain carbohydrates that break down into sugar more slowly or prevent sugar from being quickly absorbed are called ‘low-glycemic index foods.’ These foods are better choices for people who have diabetes.” Here are some examples of foods with these great features.

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