What are the best foods if you have diabetes?

Diabetic-friendly fruits and vegetablesThere are many different foods that are good for diabetes. Fresh, frozen, and even canned vegetables without added salt or fat are very good for you. Non-starchy veggies are best. This includes asparagus, artichoke, broccoli, cucumbers, leeks, onions, beans, peppers, and squash, among other things. Whole grains are much better for you than any refined flours or grains. Look for whole-grain varieties of bread, crackers, cereal, pasta, and so forth. Lean meats and beans are your best sources for proteins. This includes fish and soy-based products. For poultry and other meats, remove the skin and cut away fats. Eat fruit in moderation to add some sweetness to your meal. Select low-fat dairy products and look for low-sodium options as well.

If you’re struggling to find foods that fill you up when you’re accommodating your diabetes, let us know at Podiatry Associates, P.C. We’ll help you figure out menus that fit your needs and help keep your whole body as well as your feet healthy and strong. Call (303) 805-5156 to make an appointment at our Cherry Creek (Denver), Castle Pines, or Parker offices. You can also use the website to reach out to us.
Dr. Cynthia Oberholtzer-Classen, DPM
Founder and Owner of Podiatry Associates, PC