Cancel
Nearby: Atlanta, GA 30308

Access Your Account

New to Healthgrades?

Join for free!

Or, sign in directly with Healthgrades:

Doctors and their Administrators:
Sign Up or Log In

9 Foods to Avoid with Diabetes

Moderation is key—most of the time

People with diabetes have high blood sugar levels because their bodies don’t make or use insulin effectively. If you are a diabetic, you should watch what you eat and how much you eat. Reducing calories is essential in diabetes management.  Making wise food choices, however, can help you keep your blood sugar level within your target range. While moderation is important in many cases, there are some food items you may want to eliminate from your diet altogether.

Was this helpful? (2370)

Medically Reviewed By: Benjamin Chacko, MD | Last Review Date:

© 2016 Healthgrades Operating Company, Inc. All rights reserved. May not be reproduced or reprinted without permission from Healthgrades Operating Company, Inc. Use of this information is governed by the Healthgrades User Agreement.

View Sources

Medical References

  1. All About Cholesterol. American Diabetes Association. http://www.diabetes.org/are-you-at-risk/lower-your-risk/cholesterol.html
  2. Healthy Eating. American Diabetes Association. http://www.diabetes.org/are-you-at-risk/lower-your-risk/healthy-eating.html
  3. Fats. American Diabetes Association. http://www.diabetes.org/food-and-fitness/food/what-can-i-eat/making-healthy-food-choices/fats-and-di...
  4. Diabetes Diet and Food Tips. HelpGuide.org. http://www.helpguide.org/articles/diet-weight-loss/diabetes-diet-and-food-tips.htm
  5. Diabetes diet: Create your healthy-eating plan. Mayo Clinic. http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/carbohydrates/carbohydrates-and-blood-sugar/
  6. Diabetes nutrition — Make restaurant meals a healthy part of your diabetes meal plan. Mayo Clinic. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/diabetes/in-depth/diabetes-nutrition/ART-20047665?p=1
  7. 10 ways to control high blood pressure without medication. Mayo Clinic. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/high-blood-pressure/in-depth/high-blood-pressure/art-2...
ADVERTISEMENT

Your opinion matters!



Please fill out this short, 1-3 minute survey about Take Charge of Your Diabetes Treatment. Your answers are anonymous and will not be linked to you personally.

The survey will appear at the end of your visit.

Thank you!

A survey will be presented to you after you finish viewing our Take Charge of Your Diabetes Treatment content.

Money-Saving Tips for Diabetics

Between medication, equipment and supplies, the costs of diabetes can add up. But there are ways to save.

Share via Email

PREVIOUS ARTICLE:

8 Tips for Traveling with Diabetes

NEXT ARTICLE:

Explaining Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes

Up Next

Explaining Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes