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Food

Biggest misunderstanding? “When people assume that just because I am diabetic, I can’t eat sweet food.” (Anonymous)


Image FoodWhen it comes to diabetes and food, it’s like everything in life, it’s all about balance. Having a healthy eating plan, makes it much easier to manage your diabetes. 

What you’ll find here

Selecting the Right Foods
Recipes
Eating Out

Selecting the Right Foods

By knowing the right foods to eat for your diabetes, you’ll soon find that you can have your cake and eat it too (literally!). If you aren’t sure what you should be eating, check out the Eating Well section on the Diabetes Australia website. Diabetes NSW Kids and Teens website also have some great information and ideas for snacks.

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Recipes

There are lots of recipes available online and in publications especially for people with diabetes and they are recipes that can be enjoyed by anyone!

There is a selection of recipes on the Diabetes Australia website.

Be adventurous and try cooking something new – you may surprise yourself and impress that someone special! Impress your friends and manage your diabetes at the same time!

For more recipe ideas try:

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 Eating Out

Biggest misunderstanding? “From people who don’t realise that you don’t need to have special food when eating out.” (Amanda, age 21)


Diabetes and restaurants do go together. You just need to know what foods to eat when you are out. Ask for something that’s not on the menu if there is nothing suitable. Most restaurants will try and cook something different for you if you explain why.

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More Information

Speak to a dietitian at your state or territory diabetes organisation for further advice.