Answers to Common Diabetes Questions

Premier Health providers answer frequently asked questions about diabetes.

Should I Avoid Certain Foods Since I Have Diabetes or am at Higher Risk of Developing Diabetes?

When you have diabetes or are at higher risk for developing the disease, the types and amount of food you eat makes a big difference to your blood glucose levels and in how you feel and function every day.

You should eat fewer high-fat foods and limit foods that are high in saturated fats and trans fats, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Some of these high-fat foods include:

  • Fatty cuts of meat
  • Fried foods
  • Whole milk
  • Sweets, such as cakes, candy, cookies and pies
  • Crackers
  • Salad dressings

You should also avoid high-sugar foods like:

  • Fruit-flavored drinks
  • Sodas
  • Sweetened tea and coffee

And eat fewer high-salt foods, like:

  • Pickles
  • Processed meats, such as hot dogs and bologna
  • Canned vegetables
  • Canned and packaged soups

Talk to your doctor for help in choosing the right foods to best manage your diabetes.

Learn more:

Source: Joseph Allen, MD, Family Medicine of Vandalia; Michael Chunn, MD, Family Practice; Isaac Corney, MD, Trotwood Physician Center; Ann DeClue, MD, Saadeddine Dughman, MD, Advanced Cardiovascular Institute; Gary Fishbein, MD, Dayton Heart Center; Irina Gendler, MD, Troy Primary Care Physicians; Roger Goodenough, MD, Troy Primary Care Physicians; J. Wes Halderman, MD, Jamestown Family Medicine; Timothy O Donnell, MD, Miami Valley Primary Care; Miguel Parilo, MD, Bull Family Diabetes Center; Srikanth Sadhu, MD, Advanced Cardiovascular Institute; Trisha Zeidan, MD, Bull Family Diabetes Center; Chandan Gupta, MD, Monroe Medical Center; Miguel Parilo, MD, FACP, Bull Family Diabetes Center; Kristine Sun, MD; Premier Family Care of Mason;

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