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Diabetes & prediabetes

One in eight adults have diabetes (mostly type 2). Another one in three have prediabetes. Nine out of ten don’t know it. The good news: a healthy diet and exercise can cut diabetes risk in half.

The healthiest diet

The healthiest diet cuts unhealthy carbs, loads your plate with fruits and veggies, limits added sugars, and slashes salt. Here’s how to do it.

What to eat

Are you eating too many refined carbs?


On average, Americans get about half our calories from carbs, and roughly 70 percent of them come from refined grains, potatoes, fruit juice, and added sugars. They should come from vegetables, whole fruits, beans, and whole grains.

What happens when you overdo them

More on type 2 diabetes and blood sugar

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