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Managing Your Sweets at Nyack Farmers' Market

Being diabetic can be a challenge with all the sweets—but there are other options

, diabetic patients also have many restrictions on their diets. Type II diabetes—also known as adult onset diabetes—can be triggered by excess weight or by family history. And it isn't just about all those years of cookies, pies and candies—breads, pastas and other starches are just as much to blame.

As of January 2011, 18.8 million people in the United States have been diagnosed with some form of diabetes, and nine million people are considered borderline or pre-diabetic. In just the year 2010, 1.9 million new cases of diabetes in adults 20 and over were diagnosed. Further, there are seven million people who are undiagnosed.

Diabetes can lead to heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, kidney disease and amputation. For more information on diabetes, check out the American Diabetes Association website.

The best bet for healthy diabetics are whole grains, fresh meats and plenty of vegetables. And at the farmers' market in Nyack, as of these solutions are options:

is ready to provide all sorts of fresh meats, poultry, eggs and more—but get there early so as not to miss out on what you want. Mushrooms at can cook up in some nice diabetic dishes, too.

Sometimes we need a little bread in our life. When that happens, check out for a loaf of low-carb multi-grain bread. This bread contains a small amount of molasses, but with moderation it is safe for a diabetic. They also have muffins and quiche to check out.

Stop by for multi-grain and seed snackers lightly sweetened with agave nectar. Grab a cup of unsweetened or artificially sweetened coffee at . If you feel like truly indulging, the can provide you with no-sugar-added fruit pies—with the fresh fruit, you will never notice the difference. (Just don't over do it!)

To maintain a healthy lifestyle—whether diabetic, borderline or none of the above—head over the and stock up those fridges.

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