Sood said she looks for specific problem areas, such as portion control or snacking. No single diet or food fits all patients.
"Dietary recommendations should be based on a patient's lifestyle, food likes and dislikes," she noted. "It really requires in-depth nutritional counseling."
Although the study found an association between eating legumes and decreased blood sugar and blood pressure, it did not prove a cause-and-effect relationship.
For more information on a healthy diabetic diet, visit the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
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