Diabetes

Managing blood glucose levels is the major challenge with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. Carbohydrates, upon digestion, break down into glucose and enter the bloodstream. Therefore, a key component to managing your diabetes is diet.

Tips for Blood Glucose Management Through Diet

  • Eat a well balanced diet with fruits, vegetables, lean proteins, low fat dairy, and complex carbohydrates
  • Limit intake of saturated fats.
  • Limit intake of sodium.
  • Achieve a healthy weight.
  • Limit processed and refined carbohydrates and choose high fiber sources such as whole grain.
  • Consult the Nutty RD for a personalized diet.

Diabetic Friendly Breakfast Samples

2 slices whole grain bread

2 scrambled eggs

2 tablespoons avocado, mashed

1 small apple

1 cup fat-free or reduced fat milk


2 corn tortillas (6 in)

1/2 cup black beans

2 scrambled eggs

2 tablespoons avocado or 1 oz shredded low fat cheese

Salsa for topping


1/2 cup oatmeal

3/4 cup blueberries

1 cup fat-free or reduced milk

1 tablespoon pumpkin seeds

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