My dad was just recently diagnosed with diabetes and the dietitian that he went to told him to try and stay away from potatoes unless they were sweet potatoes. She had said that he could have a small potato once in a while but no more than one a week. Potatoes are high on the glycemic indexand since they have a lot of starch they tend to increase blood sugar which isnt a good thing for anyone let along a diabetic. Sweet Potatoes are low on the glycemic index and hence much better for you.
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