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June 1999 Issue

To Carb or Not to Carb When You Have Diabetes? A Difficult Question

Q. I have type 2 diabetes and have heard that a very low carbohydrate diet might help improve my blood sugar levels enough so I could stop taking insulin. Should I try it?A. That depends. There is no single diet prescription that fits the needs of everyone with diabetes. Your diet should be individualized, with input from you, a physician and a nutrition counselor, based on your eating habits and goals for glucose

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