Sugar and Diabetes: What Does the American Diabetes Association Say?
January 26, 2015
The American Diabetes Association’s (ADA) most recent Position Statement, Nutrition Therapy Recommendations for the Management of Adults With Diabetes, provides important nutrition advice that can be used by everyone, not just people with diabetes. They make common-sense recommendations on maintaining energy balance, portion control and primarily eating a variety of nutrient-dense foods.
The Sugar Association supports these and other efforts to advise all Americans that fruits, vegetables, whole grains and other fiber and calcium-rich foods should be the centerpieces of their daily diets. We also support dietary guidance that helps Americans recognize that foods or beverages that don’t contribute appreciable nutrients should not be major components of a diet but consumed as treats within caloric needs.