Diabetes Diet Center

Learn how to eat better and live healthier with recipes, meal plans and articles to help you manage your diabetes deliciously every day, from EatingWell's food and nutrition experts.

Diabetes Basics

The #1 Breakfast for Diabetes, According to a Dietitian
Making a balanced breakfast that contains fiber-rich carbohydrates, protein and healthy fats can help you manage your blood sugar throughout the day. And, this breakfast is yummy, too.
What Is Bitter Melon and Can It Help You Manage Your Blood Sugar?
If you have diabetes, you may want to add this vegetable into your meal rotation, according to emerging research.
17 Diabetes-Friendly Mediterranean Diet Dinners for Summer
These dinners feature yummy summer flavors like lemon and fish, which are staple ingredients of the Mediterranean diet.. Also, these dishes focus on complex carbs and are lower in saturated fat and sodium, making them a great fit for a diabetes-friendly eating pattern.
Blueberry-Lemon Energy Balls
If you're looking for a midday pick-me-up, these irresistible blueberry-lemon balls come together in minutes and make a perfect on-the-go snack. Walnuts add a boost of plant-based protein and help keep you energized, while a bit of maple syrup adds sweetness.
24 Diabetes-Friendly Lunches You'll Want to Make Forever
Whip up one of these delicious, diabetes-friendly lunches each rated for four and five stars. Whether you're in the mood for a refreshing salad or zesty grain bowl, there's a fan-favorite recipe in this list for you.
Lemon-Blueberry Nice Cream
Nice cream is for everyone, regardless of dietary restrictions. This dairy- and lactose-free, no- added-sugar version requires only five ingredients, including cold water, and comes together as fast as the blades in your food processor can spin. It's bright with blueberries and creamy from bananas, making it a simple and easy dessert with a good dose of dietary fiber—how much more can you ask from a delicious frozen summer dessert?

Healthy Lifestyle

Can You Eat White Rice If You Have Diabetes? Here's What a Dietitian Has to Say
When it comes to this low-fiber grain, the common advice for people with diabetes is to avoid it entirely. We break down the nutrition and look at the research for some answers.
Vegan Diabetes Diet Plan
Keep your blood sugars in check while enjoying a week of delicious recipes in this vegan diabetes meal plan.
A Month of Diabetes-Friendly Dinners That Follow the Mediterranean Diet

From veggies and whole grains to legumes and seafood, the ingredients in these dinners fit well with the Mediterranean diet. And with complex carbs and lower counts of sodium and saturated fats, these recipes are also diabetes-friendly.