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Nutrition for People with Diabetes

In honor of National Nutrition Month (every March) we've come up with a list of some of the best and worst foods for diabetics. If you eat the right foods, you are consuming essential, healthier carbohydrates to help you control your sugar intake. People eating the wrong foods will only exacerbate your condition.

Choose these:color your plate

  • Baked potatoes
  • Baked chips
  • Beans
  • Brown rice
  • Cereals low in sugar
  • Coffee, black or with low-fat milk
  • Fresh or frozen fruit
  • Fresh or frozen vegetables
  • Low-fat yogurt
  • Oatmeal
  • Nuts
  • Whole-grain bread

Avoid these:

  • Canned fruit
  • Canned vegetables
  • Cereals with lots of sugar
  • Chicken skin
  • French fries
  • Fried foods
  • Ice cream
  • Pork bacon
  • Processed foods
  • Soda
  • White bread
  • Whole milk

Add Some Color to Your Plate

Food variety supplies dierent nutrients, so to maximize the nutritional value of your meal, include healthful choices in a variety of colors. FPG put together this flyer to help you to color your plate.

Get More Information on Diabetes

For a better understanding of diabetes and the right treatments and recommended lifestyle changes, join us at the FPG Seniors Clubs for various talks on diabetes and other illnesses. Details are available at our events page, here. We also suggest you talk to an FPG provider about your condition. Schedule an appointment with us today.

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