According to Susan Weiner, RD, CDE, co-author of The Complete Diabetes Organizer and Diabetes: 365 Tips for Living Well, reading the nutrition labels on packaged bread is essential

 Weiner strongly encourages people with diabetes to choose a high-fiber bread, with at least three grams of fiber per slice. “Aim for a whole-grain bread with ingredients like oats

If you’re making a sandwich with two slices of bread, choose a variety that has no more than 15 grams of carbohydrates and 100 calories per slice

If the bread is higher in carbs and calories, use just one slice for an open-faced sandwich 

Maria Rodriguez says you can tell if any packaged loaf is 100-percent whole grain by looking at the ingredient list

Spelt, flaxseed, chia-seed, and almond-flour breads

These can deliver lots of fiber, protein, and healthy fat. But be sure to check labels

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