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Special Edition Letter from the Editor

Mar 31, 2011
 

In 1970, the group Five Man Electrical Band released the hit single, “Signs,” and in it there is a line, “Do This, Don’t Do That, Can’t You Read The Sign?” It seems that when it comes to food choices for diabetes patients the line should be, “Eat This, Don’t Eat That, Can’t you Read the Sign?” as every day someone else has a new miracle food to cure or prevent diabetes. Most of these health claims are suspect at best and often they are just a way for someone to make a lot of money. In this month’s special edition we have looked over scores of articles, reports and health claims, to find the right things to eat and the right way to eat them. We have everything from almonds to zucchini — and everything in between — for you to share with your patients and unlike everyone else we let you know where the research came from and what the real effects might be.