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Diabetes Nutrition Resources

Diabetes is a metabolic disorder characterized by the body’s inability to process or respond to insulin. 

Nationally, an estimated 10.9% of the population, or 25.8 million people, have diabetes. In Arkansas, the prevalence rate is higher than the national rate, estimated to be 13.5% or approximately 308,000 Arkansans.  Sadly there are an additional 70,000 Arkansans who do not know they have diabetes.  Every year, approximately 23,000 people in Arkansas are diagnosed with diabetes.

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Download our How to Talk to Your Doctor Virtually HANDbook to find out how to make your next diabetes care visit a success!

How to talk to your doctor virtual handbook

Then, be sure to check out our healthy recipes to help you learn meal planning and food preparation skills for someone living with diabetes.

Diabetes Resources

Following these guides will help you or your loved one achieve better blood glucose control through:

  • reducing calories
  • controlling carbohydrate intake
  • modifying fat intake, and
  • increasing fiber intake

A diabetes management plan doesn't have to be boring or tasteless. Check out the links below to see how you can start living well with diabetes. 



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