The Diabetes Diet

What's the best diet for diabetes?

Thanks, Tara — happy to help! Expensive diabetic foods generally offer no special benefit. Ways to reduce unhealthy fats and add healthy fats: Nutrisystem has generously extended a special offer for Diet Dynamo readers. My husband and I are considering NS. The key is moderation.

Healthy Eating Tips to Prevent, Control, and Reverse Diabetes

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The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition in 2004 published a systematic review of meta-analyses and clinical trials on dietary supplements for weight loss by complementary medicine researchers at the Universities of Exeter and Plymouth.

None of the over-the-counter weight loss aids worked, including garcinia cambogia.