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Definition of Diabetes and fiber

Diabetes and fiber: Soluble fibers (oat bran, apples, citrus, pears, peas/beans, psyllium, etc.) slow down the digestion of carbohydrates (sugars), which results in better glucose metabolism. Some patients with the adult-onset diabetes may actually be successfully treated with a high-fiber diet alone, and those on insulin, can often reduce their insulin requirements by adhering to a high-fiber diet.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012

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