Study: Adolescent diabetics don't follow necessary diet

05/11/2006 | Reuters

While their diets are typical of young Americans, many adolescents with diabetes are sorely lacking in the type of food consumption necessary to manage their disease, according to a new study. In order to keep their blood sugar levels in check, diabetics' diets should be rich in whole grains, low-fat dairy, and fruits and vegetables; but the study of nearly 1,700 diabetics between 10 and 22 years old found that only 6.5% limited their saturated fat to recommended levels and fewer than 20% met recommendations for fruits and vegetables.

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