When you have diabetes, eating well takes practice and planning. A good balance of the right foods, along with regular exercise and your prescribed medications, can help you feel better and stay healthier. Work with your doctor and dietitian to create a meal plan that:
- works with your schedule
- keeps your weight on track
- improves your blood glucose, blood pressure, and cholesterol numbers.
A great way to get started is with the special meal planning bundle available at shopdiabetes.org.
Set your carbohydrate limit and keep your blood glucose levels in your target range.
Follow our five easy steps to creating a plate with the right portion sizes.
Use the glycemic index (GI) to measure how a carbohydrate-containing food raises blood glucose.
An estimated 10% of people with type 1 diabetes also have celiac disease.
A vegetarian diet is a healthy option, even if you have diabetes. Following a vegetarian diet can help to prevent and manage diabetes.
Update your holiday feast with some simple, healthy ideas that will please the whole family.
Stay in Touch with Us
Sign up for the latest news on diabetes research, food and fitness, and opportunities to support the American Diabetes Association.
Thank you for signing up!
Check out our parent mentor volunteer program full of parents just like you!
Become a Red Strider! Know someone with diabetes? Walk for them!
Every dollar you give can be doubled until May 15th to help Stop Diabetes!
Scroll through our calendar of EXPOs to find out when there will be one near you.
Ditch the chips! We've got recipes for eight healthy snacks you'll love to eat.
Learn what BIG discounts on auto insurance may await you.
Get motivated with our newly revised “I Hate to Exercise” book
Subscribe to our blog! It’s the best way to see what we’re up to at the Association.
If you have diabetes, join us for the ride!
Order your Diabetes Forecast® today! 25 Tips to healthy living. Click here to start.
Check out our site full of vegetarian meal planning ideas!
Find your local office to get involved in your community.
A new tool to increase the convenience of portion management
Get recipes, tips and more! Join the conversation!
Learn more about Dribble to Stop Diabetes