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Sugar and salt: a recipe for problems

Pat Phillips, Melissa Carapetis, Connie Stanton
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.
Key Points

    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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