Best Dietary Choices for Diabetics


Anziani advises hummus for veggies or low-carb crackers instead of big amounts of high-fat cheese or mayo.Hummus is a tasty, low-glycemic snack with protein.

Sweet Potato

Though starchy, sweet potatoes are rich in beta-carotene, which is transformed into vitamin A. Sweet potatoes have a lower glycemic index than white potatoes.

Wild Rice

Diabetics don't have to give up rice. Because of its fiber, Anziani prefers wild rice. She claims it's a manganese, zinc, and folate-rich grass grain from ancient times.


Like other beans, chickpeas are high-fiber legumes that can replace animal protein. Instead of pretzels and potato chips, roasted and seasoned chickpeas are a high-fiber snack.


This trendy, nutty whole grain is high in fiber and protein, making it a healthy diabetic diet choice, says registered dietitian nutritionist Sarah Koszyk, RDN.


Beans' plant protein and soluble fiber improve satiety and control blood sugar.


"Oats contain beta-glucan, which may prevent diabetes," says Newgent. Beta-glucans lower blood sugar and pressure, according to a Vascular Health and Risk Control review.

Shirataki Noodle

Diabetics can eat pasta. Shirataki noodles are low-carb and low-calorie yam flour noodles.These noodles have 0-20 calories per box and can be used in carby dishes.

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