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How Much Fat Can People with Diabetes Have Each Day?

0 2 years ago

Does fat raise blood sugar levels?

Fat doesn’t break down into glucose when it’s digested. That means it doesn’t directly cause blood glucose levels to rise.

In fact, eating a balanced meal or snack that includes some fat can lead to more stable glucose levels. Fat, along with protein and fiber, slows digestion which also slows down the absorption of carbohydrates and smooths out the glucose spikes they can cause.

But again, it’s important to pay attention to the amount and type of fat to keep the meal or snack heart-healthy.

How much fat should a person with diabetes have per day?

Current dietary guidelines in the 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans

have moved away from recommending strict limits and amounts on the macronutrients and food groups people should eat. New guidelines embrace a more inclusive approach that recognizes and supports the need for personalized and culturally inclusive recommendations.

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