• Consumer Health: Diabetes and sweets

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Diabetes mellitus refers to a group of diseases that affect how your body uses blood sugar. The underlying cause of diabetes varies by type. But no matter what type of diabetes you have, it can lead to excess sugar in your blood. Too much sugar in your blood can lead to serious health problems.

An important part of managing diabetes is maintaining a healthy weight through a healthy diet and exercise plan. Diabetes nutrition focuses on healthy foods. But you can eat sweets once in a while without feeling guilty or significantly interfering with your blood sugar control. The key to diabetes nutrition is moderation.

Find out more about including sweets in your diabetic meal plan.

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