Saturated fats in dairy products have racked up a laundry list of negative side effects including raising "bad" (LDL) cholesterol and promoting inflammation throughout the body. But for those with diabetes, a diet high in saturated fat can cause another serious problem: Studies have shown that saturated fats can worsen insulin resistance. Keep whole milk
out of the fridge, and pick up 1% low-fat or skim milk instead. Also, try your best to avoid whole-milk dairy products
like cream, full-fat yogurt, regular cheese and cream cheese; instead, choose their reduced-fat counterparts whenever possible.