Q What is a healthy sugar intake for a person with diabetes?
The American Diabetes Association (ADA) reminds us that eating sugar has nothing to do with developing type 1 diabetes, which is related to genetics and other unknown factors. On the other hand, type 2 diabetes is linked with drinking sugary drinks, so it is recommended that people limit their intake of sugar-sweetened drinks.
If you have been diagnosed with diabetes, you need to understand that the intake of both sugar and carbohydrates have an effect on blood glucose levels. Sugars are simple carbohydrates. Most sweets have many carbohydrates in a small serving so it is important to keep portions small. The ADA recommends that a diabetic should “aim to consume between 45-60 grams of carbohydrates at each meal.” This limit makes it easier for your body to regulate your blood glucose levels.
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