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Peanuts, An Ideal Food for People with Diabetes

Peanuts are a low-glycemic food, which means they do not have a significant effect on blood sugar levels after consumption. When added to carbohydrate-rich foods like bread, crackers and fruit, peanuts add protein, good fats and fiber. These help slow blood sugar increases in the bloodstream. Instead of a “spike,” you’ll get a slower, steadier release—ideal for prediabetes and diabetes management. For more information about peanuts and diabetes check out our disease prevention page covering all aspects of diabetes.

Managing Diabetes

The key factor in managing diabetes is keeping blood sugar (“glucose”) levels in a healthy range. With diabetes and prediabetes, the pancreas is not making or using insulin properly (or at all) and insulin controls blood sugar. What, how much and when you eat matters to prevent serious complications from having diabetes. Generally, people with diabetes need a variety of foods from all food groups. With diabetes and prediabetes, it’s critical to eat balanced meals and snacks (with carbs, fats and protein) consistently throughout the day. Individual carbohydrate and other nutritional needs should be assessed by a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN) who specializes in diabetes management.

Diabetes-Friendly Cookbook with Low Sugar Recipes

From breakfast to snack-time to dinnertime to diabetes-friendly baking recipes, this cookbook gives you simple and delicious ways to safely support diabetes prevention or management.