-- Mary Elizabeth Dallas
FRIDAY, Feb. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- If your loved one has
diabetes, go easy on the Valentine's Day candy, the American
Association of Clinical Endocrinologists advises.
For the 25.8 million adults in the United States with diabetes,
Valentine's Day sweets could cause an unhealthy spike in blood
sugar levels, according to the association.
Rather than loading up on sweets, the group's physicians
recommend a small package of handmade truffles for diabetics who
can safely work a bit of sugar into their diet. Chocolate, they
said, is metabolized more slowly than other types of candy and
won't increase blood sugar levels as quickly.
Also, by learning about diabetes and thinking ahead, there are
other ways you can show your love for someone with diabetes on
Valentine's Day, the association said, including:
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides
Valentine's Day health tips.
Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.
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