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Jessica Chen, CDE, RD, MCN

Jessica Chen is a registered dietitian and certified diabetes instructor on the medical staff at Baylor Scott & White Clinic – Round Rock. Although she works with a variety of conditions, diabetes is her area of expertise. She sees patients for individualized nutrition counseling and teaches Diabetes Bootcamp classes. She also provides training on insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitors. She enjoys demystifying confusing medical and nutrition information so that her patients are empowered to make meaningful, positive changes to improve their health.

Sugar sense: How to make smarter beverage choices

Every day, Americans get almost half of their added sugar consumption from drinks. And although recent USDA surveys show that we are drinking less soda, consumption of mid-calorie drinks like tea or vitamin water is actually on the rise. Sweetened drinks can add many “empty calories” that give us few of the nutrients we need. …

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