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Here is a question I recently received from FOODPICKER.org

I have been diagnosed with pre-diabetes and a friend told me I should eat low carb and no sugar.  What is considered to be low carb and low sugar in specific numbers?

Answer:  A diagnosis of pre-diabetes means that your blood sugars are elevated, but not high enough to diagnosis diabetes.  Weight loss, regular physical activity and a healthy meal plan will help reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes diagnosis/development in the future.

Following a healthy meal plan means eating a well balanced diet with some carbohydrates at all meals.  It does not mean avoiding sugar and eating a low carb diet.  Carbohydrates are needed in your diet to fuel both your brain and body.  Eliminating them from the diet can have detrimental effects.  Although carbs are essential to ones diet, it is important to watch portion size and types of carbs.  Choose carbohydrates that are energy dense and full of nutrients such as fruits, low-fat dairy products and whole grains rather than cakes, cookies and snack crackers.

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