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  • Writer's pictureWayne Drury

Diabetes Diet & Nitrites Diabetes Management, Nitrites and Type 2 Diabetes

Can Nitrites negatively impact diabetes management and blood sugar levels? The information suggests, and our testing at indicate, stay as far away as possible from processed foods with nitrites.

This is an interest piece with full disclosure that any proposed revisions to your diabetes diet should be discussed with your healthcare team. Although not medically reviewed, from, we provide thoughts on this issue supported by our principles of Expert and Authoritative review and Trust (EAT).

We suggest there is a negative link and support eliminating any processed food from a diabetes diet.

At, we know how difficult it is to stay on track with diabetes goals, and we are always looking for ways to help simplify the path to a better quality of life living with diabetes. Removing processed foods from your diabetes diet can only be viewed as a positive move, with many simple quality food replacements available.

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This has caused us to remove, for example, processed ham, turkey, and sausage as a start from our diabetes diet.

Nitrites are also in bacon, but I have found that eating high-quality bacon from our local meat market does not spike my glucose like the packaged stuff.

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Please discuss these issues with your healthcare team to find out what may or may not work for you. We at are always available to help develop a diabetes treatment plan and diabetes diet that will provide you with a better quality of life living with diabetes. Why not call us today?

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With diabetes, we are all bombarded with information. Sometimes, it is very tiring to sort through the “wheat from the chaff.” But, on the path to a better quality of life, there are things that I know I should not do, and one of those is eating processed foods. That covers a range of things, and possibly there is a blog story there. But for now, we stick to no processed foods – oops, sorry, I do eat a bit of bacon and combining that with a healthy dose of fibre, I find the bacon does not have an impact.

Best wishes,

Wayne Drury was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes more than one year. He quickly discovered there was scant diabetes information providing a roadmap to a better quality of life living with diabetes.

With his passion for learning, helping and providing Expertise, Authoritativeness and Trust (E-A-T) to the diabetes community, Damndiabetes began. A boutique firm in Vancouver, they live and breathe the consequences of treating diabetes daily. If you wish help with your diabetes management, are frustrated and have nowhere to turn, call on Damndiabetes and experience their EAT today. We are always happy to help.

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