Diabetes & Food

Eating Well with Diabetes

When you live with diabetes, food is medicine. Find out how to eat well to support your diabetes management.

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Putting Your Nutrition Knowledge to Action

Knowing what to eat is the first step in putting your eating plan into action. Applying your knowledge and creating a daily routine will help you be successful. Start by focusing on one meal at a time and make changes that help you enjoy the eating experience. Once you have a routine in place and know how eating decisions impact your blood glucose (blood sugar), you can continue to expand your skills and food experiences.  

With diabetes, what you eat affects your blood glucose levels. However, food is not the only factor that can impact your goals for diabetes management. Eating is also closely connected to who you are. It is part of our memories, culture, and community. Through your diabetes management, you can learn new skills to adjust your food practices to your personal preferences, adapt family recipes to find better-for-you swaps, build your shopping skills to look for important nutrition information, and create healthy and delicious meals you love. 


Meal Planning

Diabetes meal plans made easy, Timing meals to keep blood glucose (blood sugar) levels balanced is no small task. Check out tips to make your life easier.

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How Food Affects Blood Glucose

The type of food you eat plays a major role in managing your blood glucose (blood sugar). Learn how different types of food affect your blood glucose.

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Understanding Carbs

Carbohydrates (carbs) give you energy, but they also impact your blood glucose. Get smart on carbs by discovering the types and what to know when eating them.

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Vitamins & Supplements

Whether you’re looking to make sure you’re getting enough vitamins or interested if there may be benefits to supplements, there’s a lot of information to consider—including potential drug interactions, conflicting information, and safety issues.

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