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Should diabetics eat any sugar?

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The answer to this question depends on two things: what kind of sugar, and what kind of Diabetes.

If you mean processed sugar, than there's no need to ever eat that, really. You can choose to in moderation (talk to your doctor about the best time of day or circumstance for you), but your body has no need for processed (white) sugar, and it's really not helpful for anyone's body.

If you mean natural sugars, than yes, your body needs them. However, your body can make them just fine from healthier forms of carbohydrates like whole-grains and fiber-rich fruit (eaten again, in moderation).

As for the second question (what kind of diabetes), it matters greatly if you are a type-1 on insulin or a type-2 (who might be diet-controlled, medicine-controlled, or perhaps on insulin to help control). Type-1s really should limit their white-sugar intake to right before exercise. Type-2s should work it into their meal plans.

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