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Learning How to Balance Dessert and Diabetes
Everyone struggles with food temptation during the holidays, but people with diabetes have to be especially careful.
The parties, goodies, and special food and drink that abound during this season can make sticking to a diabetes-friendly diet even more challenging. How can you achieve a good balance of the right foods?
It’s important to be careful about sugar and carbohydrates, but sugar and small portions of sugar-containing desserts can be part of your diet during the holidays—or any time. These recommendations can help you safely make sweet treats a part of your holiday tradition:
To learn more about having a diabetes-friendly holiday, talk to your local Rite Aid pharmacist.
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