Find the hidden sugar in your food and keep your diet diabetes-friendly
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Hi, I'm Cynthia Sass, Prevention Nutrition Director. You have Type II Diabetes, so you're trying to manage your blood sugar. You maybe tempted to look at the word “sugar” first when you’re scanning the nutrition facts label. Well, that can be a little bit deceiving because unfortunately when it comes to the grams of sugar listed. They don’t to seem between naturally occurring sugar, and added sugar. So look the on grams of sugar and look at the ingredient lists. When you look at through the ingredients in this cereal? You see that there's no added sugar. All we have here is whole dried fruit and whole grains. That's a great thing. We don’t want people with diabetes to restrict naturally occurring sugars but if you have diabetes, most likely you're counting your carbohydrate grams. And remember that the sugar content is part of the total carbohydrate. I'm Cynthia Sass. Prevention Grocery Guru.