13. Do people with diabetes have to eat a special diet?
People with diabetes don't need to buy or prepare special foods. The foods that are best for someone with diabetes are excellent choices for everyone: foods that are low in fat, salt and sugar, and high in fibre, such as beans, fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. These foods help you reach and stay at a weight that's good for your body, keep your blood pressure, glucose and cholesterol in a desirable range, and prevent or delay heart and blood vessel disease. A nutritionist or diabetes educator can help you know the food portion sizes you should eat.

<< Back to the FAQs main page <<