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Below is a question I received from FOODPICKER.org

My doctor recently diagnosed me with type 2 diabetes.  I know it is important to watch my sugar intake.  Is sugarless candy really sugarless?

Answer: Yes, sugarless candy is really sugarless, however sugar is not the only thing that raises your blood sugars.  Any items with carbohydrates will cause your blood sugars to rise.  These items include grains, beans, starchy vegetables, fruit, fruit juices, milk and yogurt.

A raise in blood sugar is not ‘bad’ since our bodies need carbohydrates for energy.  Rather than focusing on avoiding carbohydrates or sugar in your diet, aim to choose the more nutrient dense carbohydrates such as whole fruit, whole grains and low fat dairy products.  These items will provide your body with the energy it needs and also with many essential vitamins and minerals.

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