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Incorporating Potatoes into a Diabetic Menu

Q:

I love potatoes and cook them very often and have always thought they are a healthy and nutritious food. However, my husband’s family has a history of diabetes, so should we stop eating potatoes?

A:

This summary from the US Potato Board does a much better job than I could at explaining how to incorporate potatoes into your menu if you’re diabetic: Diabetes and Carbohydrates

My wife, who was diagnosed with diabetes a couple of years ago, was asked to limit potatoes, pasta, and bread until her blood sugars had stabilized. Now she can have all of the above, but in moderation and not all at once.