What Can I Eat?

Are you constantly asking yourself, "What can I eat?" It's time to stop worrying! Living with diabetes doesn't have to mean feeling deprived. We'll help you learn to balance your meals and make the healthiest food choices.

Once you get the hang of eating a healthy diet, you can relax and dig in to a wide variety of delicious meals and snacks.

A great way to get started is with the special meal planning bundle available at shopdiabetes.org.

Making Healthy Food Choices

Learn the best and worst choices from each food group, so you’ll know what to focus on for meals and snacks.

Understanding Carbohydrates

How much and what type of carbohydrate containing foods you eat makes a difference in managing diabetes.

Food Tips

Let us guide you with quick meal ideas, healthy snack choices and tips for eating out.

Explore: What Can I Eat?

  • Diabetes Superfoods

    Supercharge your meal plan with these ten foods full of vitamins, minerals, and fiber.

  • Quick Meal Ideas

    Take the time to plan before you shop, stock your kitchen so everything you need for a quick meal is on hand.

  • Alcohol

    Learn about drinking alcohol if you have diabetes.

  • Eating Out

    Learn ways to manage your diabetes while eating out.

  • Grains and Starchy Vegetables

    Are grains and starchy vegetables good or bad?

  • Non-starchy Vegetables

    Fill half your plate with non-starchy vegetables for a healthy meal.

  • Protein Foods

    Protein foods are an important part of a diabetes meal plan. Learn about your best choices.

  • What Can I Drink?

    Don’t forget that the beverages you drink can also have an effect on your weight and blood glucose as you work to control your diabetes.