I Had No Idea Some of These Would Affect My Blood Sugar

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We all know eating healthy is important, and if you have diabetes, you’ve most likely heard this more than most people. Not only is it a crucial part of weight control, maintaining a healthy diet offers your body the fuel it needs to function to the best of its capacity. And, as we all know, a balanced diet is one of the easiest ways to keep your blood glucose levels in check.

But we also know how delicious some of the not-so-healthy foods out there can be. And while we all might occasionally indulge, it’s important that we do so consciously. Knowing which foods strongly affect blood sugar levels is an important part of not only avoiding them, but making sure you take the right measures when you do choose to splurge.

To that end, we’ve compiled a list of foods that will strongly affect your levels. Check it out! And remember: if you do stray from your diet, forgive yourself and move on. Instead of dwelling on the slip-up, focus on getting back on track!

9. Frozen Pizza

Excess sodium may double your chance of having a heart attack or stroke if you have Type 2 diabetes, and most frozen pizzas are loaded with it. Whip up this nutrient-rich version the next time you’re craving pizza.

Frozen pizza with salami, cheese, corn and pepper

8. Fish and Chips

Battered and fried fish dinners are not only high in sodium, the carbohydrate content is nearly twice the daily recommended allowance. Serve this crispy oven-fried fish along with baked sweet potato fries for a delicious healthy alternative.

Fish and chips fast food

7. Cinnamon Rolls

A single cinnamon roll contains more carbohydrates than a fish-and-chips dinner, so this sweet treat should definitely be consumed in moderation. This diabetic-friendly alternative is just as irresistible without all of the added sugars.

Fresh baked apple cinnamon rolls

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L.D. and her eleven-year-old lab, Eleanor Rigby Fitzgerald, moved from Seattle to Grand Rapids earlier this year, and are currently enjoying exploring their new city! She likes books, music, movies, running, and being outdoors as much as possible.
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