How much pasta are you eating?

How much pasta are you eating? (Mike Kemp, Rubberball / April 26, 2012)

Dietary decisions

A healthy diet for diabetics is really the same as a healthy diet for anyone, though the consequences of not paying attention are greater.

Eat more



Nonstarchy vegetables

Magnesium-rich foods (spinach, almonds, broccoli, lentils, tofu, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds)

Foods rich in omega-3s (flaxseed, walnuts, salmon, tuna, sardines)

Whole grains (quinoa, brown rice, wild rice, amaranth)

Whole fruit (in servings the size of a tennis ball)

Nonfat or low-fat Greek yogurt

Olive oil



Eat less

Stick margarine, butter, shortening or lard

Fried foods

Refined grains (white bread, white rice, white flour)

Sugary drinks (soda, fruit juices, sweetened ice teas, sports drinks)

Fruity yogurts

High-fat meats (sausage, bacon, hot dog, scrapple)