Where to begin with Type II Diabetes...

March 4, 2018

In the past, meal plans for people with diabetes were very restrictive. Things are different now. There isn’t a one-size fits all diabetes diet.

While you may need to make some changes in what and how much you eat, you have flexibility in deciding what’s on the menu. With a little planning, you can still include your favorite foods.

What Does “Healthy Eating” Really Mean?

Eating a variety of foods, including vegetables, whole grains, fruits, non-fatone of the three main nutrients in food. Foods that provide fat are butter, margarine, salad dressing, oil, nuts, meat, poultry, fish and some dairy products. 2. Excess calories are stored as body fat, providing the body with a reserve supply of energy and other functions.X dairy foods, healthy fats, and lean meats or meat substitutes.

  • Trying not to eat too much food.
  • Trying not to eat too much of one type of food.
  • Spacing your meals evenly throughout the day.
  • Not skipping meals.


For people with diabetes, a good cookbook provides ideas to trim fat from their diet and gives detailed nutritional analysis and exchanges for each recipe.

The American Diabetes Association publishes new cookbooks every year filled with recipes that meet the Association's diabetes nutrition guidelines.


Last Reviewed: August 24, 2017
Last Edited: August 24, 2017