Eating with diabetes If you, or someone in your family, has diabetes, you'll know that it can sometimes be difficult to know what to eat. Start here for the key information you need to make healthy food choices for a balanced diet. Off I have type 1 diabetes, what can I eat? In a word...anything. Find out how to enjoy a healthy diabetes diet with type 1, including advice on carb counting and understanding carbohydrates. I have type 2 diabetes, what can I eat? There's no such thing as a special diet for type 2 diabetes, but simple changes can help you manage you diabetes and reduce the risk of complications. What can I eat with gestational diabetes? Get tips and recipe ideas for eating well with gestational diabetes. My child has type 1 diabetes If your child has type 1, find out how to support them with our ideas for recipes and packed lunches for kids, including for fussy eaters! What's a healthy, balanced diet for diabetes? No single food contains all the essential nutrients you need. That’s why you need to consume foods from each of the main food groups.