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Definition of Fiber and diabetes

Fiber and diabetes: Soluble fibers (oat bran, apples, citrus, pears, peas/beans, psyllium, etc.) slow down the digestion of carbohydrates (sugars), which may results in better glucose metabolism, particularly with post-meal glucose elevations.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=3443
Last Editorial Review: 9/20/2012

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