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Spotting hidden sugars

Managing sugar and carb consumption is an important part of living with diabetes. However, sometimes it’s not obvious how much sugar is in the food we eat. Here are some of the ways to spot “hidden” sugars.

Sugar by another name 

Whether it’s used to make a food product or added to make food sweeter, sugar goes by several different names [1]:

Sweet surprises 

A number of common foods have much more sugar than you might expect [2]: 

Knowing how to spot them is half the battle when it comes to keeping unwanted sugars [3] out of your diet. Arm yourself with knowledge and read your ingredient labels to ensure hidden sugars don’t derail your diabetes management.