Eat well with diabetes

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What’s on your plate?

If you have diabetes, what you eat has never been so important. Eating a well-balanced diet using these suggestions can help keep both type 1 and type 2 diabetes in check.

  • Use our diabetes care guide to help you eat right and keep your blood sugar at an even level.
  • Get a personalized diabetes meal plan from your diabetes educator (a registered dietitian or nurse who is specially trained in the area of diabetes).
  • Counting carbohydrates is very important for people with diabetes. 
  • Find tips on diabetic-friendly restaurant choices to expand your menu options.
  • Fad diets and diabetes can be risky. If you have type 2 diabetes and need to lose weight, healthy eating and physical activity are key.

It's normal to feel like your diet is too restrictive, or get frustrated with your food choices. Discover new ways to cope with your feelings about diabetes.

Get started on a personalized healthy eating plan from Nourish®. (This program is for our members only.)

Reviewed by: Carole Bartolotto, MA, RD, April 2016
Additional Kaiser Permanente reviewers

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