The myth: If you have diabetes, you can't eat sweets or sugar.
The truth: A food doesn't have to be sweet or sugary to raise your blood sugar.
Anything with carbohydrates will affect your blood glucose, whether it's from white potatoes, pasta, bread or (insert local sweets here…jelly babies / lollies / strawberry laces).1
Of course, different foods may affect you differently. Why?
Eating protein, fat or fiber along with your carbohydrates may slow the absorption of the carbohydrates into your system. That's why the extra fiber in whole-grain foods can help you avoid a big spike in blood glucose....