Not So Sweet
There is more valuable information than ever before on how to manage and even reverse Type 2 diabetes, and it is all centered on diet and exercise. Uncontrolled diabetes can spur a host of life-ending events like kidney failure, heart attack, or stroke. Most people diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes learn quickly that not only does their normal daily diet need a drastic makeover, but that understanding the health effects and glycemic index of certain foods is crucial, and that managing these numbers — and adding more daily exercise — to control blood sugar will greatly improve a person's wellbeing. Thanks to the recent popularity of a low-carbohydrate lifestyle —and the subsequent low-to-no-sugar availability of recipes, snacks, and other options — someone concerned about prevention or a diagnosed diabetic can easily prepare their favorite foods. Here is a look at the foods that diabetics would do well to avoid. For the flip side to this story, check out 31 Foods for Diabetics That Help Keep Blood Sugar Under Control.