Food and Diabetes


Having diabetes does not mean that you have to go on a special diet. But it is important to know that what you eat affect your blood sugar. These are things to keep in mind for healthy eating with diabetes:

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Eat meals at regular times

Eating meals at the same time each day will help keep blood sugars at an even level. It is important to eat something for breakfast soon after waking up.

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Avoid sweetened drinks

Liquid sugar, such as regular soda, fruit juice and sports drinks can raise blood sugar levels very quickly. It is best to avoid these drinks. Choose water or unsweetened tea.



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Know your carbs

Carbohydrates (carbs) are foods that turn to sugar. Carbohydrates are found in starches, fruit, milk, yogurt and sweets. One portion of carbohydrate is equal to 15 grams.