Nutrition in Diabetes

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Quiz: Do You Understand Nutrition in Diabetes?

Test your knowledge by answering the following questions:

Questions
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1

Kidney damage can be a complication of high blood glucose levels.

Explanation:
When blood glucose levels get too high, it can lead to complications such as hyperglycemia, heart, nerve and kidney damage.
2

Your body can better use the insulin it produces or gets through a medication when you eat two large meals a day.

Explanation:
You want to eat a diet that’s low in fat and calories and rich in nutrients, including vegetables, fruits and whole grains. Your body can better use the insulin it produces or gets through a medication when you eat three meals a day at regular times.
3

Fiber-rich foods are a good option for diabetics to include in their diet.

Explanation:
Choose healthy carbohydrates, heart-healthy fish, healthy fats that contain monounsaturated or polyunsaturated fats and fiber-rich foods.
4

You don't need to avoid certain foods when you're creating a diabetes diet.

Explanation:
When you’re on a diabetes diet, there are some foods to avoid, as they increase your risk of heart disease and stroke. These include trans fats, high-sodium foods, high-cholesterol foods and saturated fats.
5

The plate method is a type of meal planning process.

Explanation:
There are a few different approaches to diabetes diets. You can work with a dietitian or nutritionist who can help you decide between using the glycemic method, carbohydrate counting, a 7-step meal planning process called the plate method or the exchange lists method.

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