Living with Diabetes: What Foods Can a Diabetic Eat

Hey there readers this is Kim again bringing you another article about Diabetes. For all those readers I will tell you a little bit more about me. I am currently a licensed nutritionist with a BA in food science and nutrition. My husband Alex, who is a certified personal trainer, helped me create this website to assist you in your everyday living. Living with diabetes is not easy and every little bit of information you know can help to improve your life. More and more people are developing this disease every day. Diabetes is a metabolic disease in which the body is unable to produce enough insulin or any insulin at all. Due to the lack of insulin in the body, the glucose levels in the blood will rise.

Eating With Diabetes

People living with diabetes are always asking me what to eat, as a diabetic, which is why I decided to write this article. When you suffer from diabetes the food you choose to eat can make all the difference in the world. Some foods will be much better for you than others. This is why I have compiled a list of the best and worst foods that you can eat with diabetes. Keep in mind that some of the foods listed under the worst can be eaten occasionally. However, it would be best, if you tried to stay away from these foods.

Best Foods

• Whole-wheat flour
• Whole grains like brown rice
• Cereals with whole-grain ingredients, but remember only little amounts of sugar
• Baked white potato, baked sweet potato, or baked steak-fries
• Corn tortillas or whole-grain flour
• Popcorn, corn, or other products that are made from corn

Worst Foods

• White flour
• Processed grains like white rice
• Cereals with little whole-grain and a lot of sugar
• French fries
• White bread
• Fried white-flour tortillas


It is often a misconception that all vegetables are good for you, but that is completely untrue. Many vegetables contain fiber and are low in sodium and fat. Below, you will find a list of the best vegetables that a diabetic should eat.

• Dark leafy greens
• Tomatoes
• Bell Peppers
• Carrots
• Squash

Monitoring Caloric Intake

It is important to monitor your caloric intake, as it should be no higher than 2,400 calories a day. Of course, the caloric intake total will depend on your size, weight, and whether or not you are interested in losing weight. Some individuals find it easier to schedule an appointment with a diabetic nurse or dietitian to devise a healthy diabetic diet plan, instead of trying to do it on their own.

The dietitian will offer you a variety of different types of foods that are suitable for your needs. Make sure that you stick with the diet and never overeat, because this would be defeating the purpose.


If you are obese, you should consider trying to lose weight. Not only will losing a couple of pounds make you feel healthier, but it will also help you control your blood glucose levels better. Before you alter your diet plan, be sure to speak with your physician about your plans.

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