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Mehmet Oz, MD, Cardiology, answeredStarches, fruits, and sugar you eat are digested and produce the sugar that circulates throughout your body. Watch the animation to learn more about your diet and sugar.
Ronald Tamler, MD, Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism, answered on behalf of The Mount Sinai Health System
Avoiding highly concentrated sweets, juices and simple carbohydrates can help you manage your diabetes. In this video, Ronald Tamler, MD, clinical director of the Mount Sinai Diabetes Center, suggests foods people with diabetes should avoid.
Carbohydrate containing food will affect blood sugar the most quickly. Examples of carbohydrate containing food include: milk; yogurt; breads; cereals; grains; starchy vegetables like corn, peas, beans and potatoes; and fruit and fruit juices. Carbohydrate containing foods that contain fiber will help slow down the absorption of carbohydrate in the body whereas foods that are simple sugars like sugar, honey, syrup, and candy will absorb quickly into the blood stream giving a quicker rise in blood sugar.