A two-pronged approach
There is not just “one” diabetes diet. Every food fits. And there are many meal-planning approaches to manage your diabetes. You don’t have to eat all sugar-free foods or restrict fat to a bare minimum. You can eat out, be a vegetarian, enjoy the holiday foods. But the bottom line is keeping the blood sugar stable by eating a healthy mix of nutrients.
You’ll increase your chances of success by taking a two-pronged approach: Pay attention to what you eat and how much you eat. Build your diet on the foundation of good food in modest amounts. Eat about the same amount of food each day at about the same time each day, and don’t skip meals. Within these few guidelines, you can build a delicious diet that will provide lifelong health.