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The Best Hydrating Foods for Diabetes

August 22, 2017

From the everyday Health website

Summer: a time of beaches, pools, fresh air … and heat. And that heat can lead to dehydration, which can be especially dangerous for people with diabetes.

“Dehydration can lead to higher levels of sugar in the blood,” says Katherine Mitchell, RD, at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio. If dehydration becomes severe enough, Mitchell says, it can lead to diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA), a medical emergency that requires prompt treatment.

Clearly, hydrating is important. “By drinking more water, there is less sugar taking up space in the blood volume, thus you lower the concentration of blood sugar,” says Leigh Tracy, RD, CDE, at The Center for Endocrinology at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore.

To stay cool and keep diabetes under control, reach for the following fruits and vegetables

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