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Sugar and salt: a recipe for problems

Pat Phillips, Melissa Carapetis, Connie Stanton

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Abstract

Although reducing dietary salt intake is beneficial for most people, it is particularly so for those who have diabetes. Guidance on adopting a low salt diet is provided.

Article Extract

For most people with diabetes, salt is not an issue; they are concerned about sugar, not salt. However, salt - or sodium chloride - can pose special problems for people who have diabetes because they have much higher rates of sodium-related medical conditions and are more likely to be taking medications affecting sodium metabolism.

This article discusses sodium-related problems associated with diabetes and identifies some strategies to address them.

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