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For years, the prevailing wisdom was that StrictionBP diabetics should strictly avoid foods high in sugar and other carbohydrates. The reason for this is because sugar is easily broken down into glucose, and as a result it enters the bloodstream faster than other carbohydrates. Diabetic diets incorporated a variety of artificial sweeteners instead of actual sugar to cope with this problem.

Medical professionals today have realized that in this day and age, there is little they can do to prevent diabetics from being exposed to sugar and other carbohydrates. There are some brands of artificial sweeteners that don't add any calories or carbohydrates to food, but it's important to remember that just because a food is sugar-free doesn't guarantee it is safe for diabetics.

Bottom line, the best diet for diabetics is identical to the best diet for people who are not diabetics. Diabetics can continue to enjoy all of the foods that they love. The difference is that extra care should be taken to monitor and limit the number of carbohydrates consumed in each day. You have to look out for potatoes and pasta as much as sugary, sweet foods, as carbohydrates have sugars and starches in them as well.