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Is maple syrup okay for diabetics?

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Maple syrup is fine for diabetics as long as it is not overused to overload on carbohydrates, resulting in a high blood sugar. Adding sweets into a diabetic diet means carbohydrates are sacrificed elsewhere to lower the total carbohydrates consumed, as stated by the American Diabetes Association.

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Always check the nutritional information to see the amount of carbohydrates in the food eaten, and make adjustments in the amount of medicine needed, the American Diabetes Association suggests. It is necessary to calculate the amount of carbohydrates in food so that a diabetic uses the right amount of medicine and not run the risk of experiencing hyperglycemia.

Sugar does not directly cause diabetes, according to the American Diabetes Association. Many factors are involved with the cause of diabetes, with genetics being a prime example of Type 1 diabetes.

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