05/27/2010 12:58 pm ET | Updated Nov 17, 2011

The New Diabetes Diet (VIDEO)

Think diabetes means you're doomed to a life of joyless eating? Think again.

Dr. Howard Shapiro, co-author of Eat and Beat Diabetes With Picture Perfect Weight Loss, appeared on ABC news to discuss how people suffering from diabetes can still eat nutritious, decadent foods.

According to Dr. Shapiro, many of the foods we think are healthy are really hurting us. By making more mindful eating decisions, we can indulge in rich, delicious foods -- but with half the calories.