Registered Dietitian Mary Beth Russell is also the diabetes educator at the Avera Heart Hospital.
More than 23 million children and adults in the United States have diabetes. People with diabetes have a higher- than-average risk of having a heart attack, so the Avera Heart Hospital treats many patients who have both diabetes and heart disease. Often these patients have questions about controlling blood sugar and diet after leaving the hospital.
Click on to hear about some common diabetes myths with certified diabetes educator and Avera Heart Hospital dietitian Mary Beth Russell. We will discuss whether sugar causes diabetes and find out if sugar-free marketed foods are a good choice for people with diabetes.