Everyone should eat a healthy, balanced diet that is low in fat, sugar and salt, with plenty of fruit and vegetables. This dietary advice is the same for people with diabetes.
See a registered dietitian
While these are the basic guidelines, people with diabetes need more individual and detailed advice on changes in their diet. So you should see a registered dietitian when you are first diagnosed, again for follow-up consultations, and then at least once a year (your doctor or nurse can refer you).
Are any foods banned for people with diabetes?
No. Although food choice and eating habits are important in helping you manage your diabetes, you should be able to continue enjoying a wide variety of everyday foods as part of healthy living.
Don’t be tempted by diabetic foods. They:
- offer no benefit to people with diabetes
- are expensive
- just as high in fat and calories
- have a laxative effect
- still affect your blood glucose levels.