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Do you know how your diet influences your body's insulin level?
Recent Mayo Clinic research echoes your mother's advice: Eat lots of fruits, vegetables, and fiber. These foods can actually change your blood's sensitivity to insulin within as little as two weeks, helping to reduce your risk of diabetes. Need some small steps toward incorporating these foods into your diet? Sprinkle high-fiber cereal over your regular cornflakes. Put some applesauce into a recipe instead of using oil or butter. Carry carrots for your commute. Take one step. It's never too late.