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Plant fibers have important influences on gastrointestinal physiology and the absorption of many nutrients. Certain fibers delay the absorption of carbohydrates and result in less postprandial hyperglycemia. Because the intake of plant fibers lowers plasma glucose concentrations and decreases glycosuria, high-fiber foods may be useful in the management of(More)
This study found that a group of patients with diabetes counseled by a dietitian who used graphic teaching aids complied with health care advice better than did a control group advised by the same counselor without the use of graphic teaching aids. Both groups consisted of private patients in an Illinois clinic referred to the dietitian by their physicians.(More)
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