This section provides general guidance about food choices if you have Type 2 diabetes. Balancing your diet when you have Type 2 diabetes can be challenging but it is important. Making sensible food choices and adapting your eating habits will help you manage your diabetes and help protect your long-term health.
Whether you have the condition, or know or care for somebody with Type 2 diabetes, we hope this information will be helpful.
What's in this section?
Taking steps to balance your diet, as outlined in this section, will help you control your blood glucose levels, blood fats including cholesterol, and blood pressure. This section is also a good starting point if you need to think about losing weight.
You’re likely to have lots of questions about your diet and we’ve tried to answer those most commonly asked. A registered dietitian will be able to answer any further questions.
Reviewed August 2010
Next review February 2012