Food & Nutrition

Navigating Diabetes, Food, & Nutrition

Explore how to navigate nutrition while living with diabetes—because when you eat right, you feel right. 

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Eating Right Doesn't Have to Be Boring

Eating well with diabetes doesn't mean giving up your favorite foods, it's about finding the balance between keeping the flavors you love and incorporating the nutrients you need to live well with diabetes. Simple swaps such as opting for the low-fat versions of cheeses and dressings, choosing lean meats, and using natural sweetners will all help you meet your health goals—and they'll taste great too!


How to Read Food Labels

Figuring out the Nutrition Facts label on food can be tricky—that's why we have a breakdown of what it all means and how you can use the food label to make healthier choices. 

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Food Assistance Resources

Did you know? Many Americans face food insecurity, which means they don't have reliable or consistent access to healthy foods. If that's you, we have resources that can help.

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Free Live Cooking Classes

The American Diabetes Association has partnered with the chefs at Homemade to provide a free live cooking class every month so you can learn to make tasty, healthy meals at home. And our nutrition experts will be standing by to answer your questions!  

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Tasty Recipes at Your Fingertips

Diabetes Food Hub® is your go-to destination for free diabetes-friendly recipes. Search for recipes for every meal (even snacks and desserts!) and for almost every cuisine type and dietary restriction. Plus, use the meal planner and grocery store list maker to simplify your routine. 

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