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Diabetes Diet: A Step by Step Guide

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Updated July 06, 2014

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Step 1: Connect With Your Doctor
Diabetes Diet: A Step by Step Guide
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Weight loss is often recommended for people who have type 2 diabetes. But trying to lose weight while also managing the disease can be complicated. The first step of your weight loss plan should be to connect with your health care team.

Your health care provider may have specific instructions that go beyond the basic diabetes diet. They may also recommend that you work with a registered dietitian to manage your medication and meal timing. And, if you are newly diagnosed, they can help you learn how to monitor your blood glucose levels.

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