Just as the juicy peaches, plums, berries and melons of summer disappear from the farmers markets and grocery stores, we’re treated to several fabulous fall fruits. Even though fruits do have carbohydrates, I encourage my clients living with diabetes to eat and savor them. Along with delicious sweetness, they nourish us with fiber, vitamins, minerals and phytochemicals. You can enjoy them for desserts, snacks and in recipes. (Check with your diabetes care team to discuss the best ways to include them in your meal plan.)
Jill Weisenberger, MS, RDN, CDE*, FAND, is the author of Diabetes Weight Loss Week by Week, The Overworked Person’s Guide to Better Nutrition and 21 Things You Need to Know about Diabetes and Your Heart. She is contributing editor for Environmental Nutrition, and has written for many publications including EatingWell, Diabetic Living, Diabetes Forecast and Kids Eat Right. She has a private practice in Newport News, VA. Weisenberger is a paid contributor for The DX. All opinions contained in this article reflect those of the contributor and interviewees, and not of Sanofi US, its employees, agencies, or affiliates.
*“Certified Diabetes Educator” and “CDE” are certification marks owned and registered by the National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators (NCBDE). NCBDE is not affiliated in any way with Sanofi US. NCBDE does not sponsor or endorse any diabetes-related products or services.
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