Fact: There’s no actual “diet” for people who have diabetes. Healthy eating is the same for everyone. Eating a healthy diet can reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes — and it can help people who have diabetes manage blood sugar levels.
A healthy diet includes eating foods low in added sugars and high in fiber. Choose healthier unsaturated fats like avocado, olive oil, oily fish and nuts to replace saturated fats. Eat plenty of vegetables and include some whole grains, fresh fruits, lean meats and low-fat dairy. Keep sweets as foods you eat on special occasions.
You may also want to talk with a dietician after you are diagnosed with diabetes for some advice on the right portion sizes and food choices for your needs.