Food

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Eating well is one of life's greatest pleasures. Having diabetes shouldn’t keep you from enjoying a wide variety of foods including some of your favorites. People with diabetes have the same nutritional needs as anyone else. Learn to plan your meals to help you manage your diabetes, and you can thrive with diabetes.

Featured Cookbook: Quick & Healthy Recipes and Ideas, 3rd Edition

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What Can I Eat?

Worried about feeling deprived? If you have diabetes you can still have great tasting food.

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Planning Meals

Eating healthful foods doesn’t have to be difficult. Take the guess work out of what to eat using our tips, recipes and sample meals that your family will love.

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Recipes

Eating healthful meals is an essential part of managing diabetes. All of our recipes use healthful ingredients and cooking techniques. Try the recipes and our meal plans for healthier eating.

Explore: Food

  • Understanding Carbohydrates

    How much and what type of carbohydrate containing foods you eat makes a difference in managing diabetes.

  • Making Healthy Food Choices

    Learn the best and worst choices from each food group, so you’ll know what to focus on for meals and snacks.

  • Food Tips

    Let us guide you with quick meal ideas, healthy snack choices and tips for eating out.

  • Create Your Plate

    An easy way to plan your meals and keep your carbohydrate intake about the same at every meal.

  • Gluten-Free Diets

    An estimated 10% of people with type 1 diabetes also have celiac disease.

  • Holiday Meal Planning

    Plan your holiday meals with some simple, healthy ideas that will please the whole family.

  • Meal Planning for Vegetarian Diets

    A vegetarian diet is a healthy option, even if you have diabetes. Following a vegetarian diet can help to prevent and manage diabetes.