#DIABETES Food Pyramid

I saw this on a website shared with me by my mom and thought it would be helpful to other people who are considered to have high blood sugar levels from time to time and even to those who are considered diabetic. I hope you find value in this and kindly pay a visit to the source of this document and post. Thanks.

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You are probably familiar with the Food Guide Pyramid that was created by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to help people choose a nutritious mix of foods every day. But you should also know about the Diabetes Food Pyramid, which was designed by the American Diabetes Association and the American Dietetic Association.

The Diabetes Food Pyramid differs from the standard Food Guide Pyramid in the way that it groups different foods together. Because blood glucose is of primary concern to people with diabetes, the Diabetes Food Pyramid focuses on the way in which certain foods affect blood glucose levels. For example, in the standard pyramid, beans and legumes are grouped with meats, due to their protein content. In the diabetes pyramid, however, beans are grouped with carbohydrates (starches), because they affect blood glucose in the same way that starchy foods do…

SOURCE: Read more at http://www.bd.com/us/diabetes/page.aspx?cat=7001&id=7061