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

Making healthy food choices

Healthy eating for people with diabetes is no different from what is recommended for everyone. If you aren’t sure what you should be eating, check out food and nutrition.

A dietitian can help you to develop an eating plan to meet your personal food preferences and nutritional needs.

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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!

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

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Eating out

Eating out and having take-away meals are enjoyable parts of life. Having diabetes does not stop you from sharing a meal with family and friends. You just need to know what foods to eat when you are out.

Ask about the dish of your choice and how it has been cooked. You can then ask for simple changes if you need to. Some have menus online. This means you can plan ahead and see what healthier choices are available.

Read more in our fact sheet Eating out.

More information and support

Diabetes Australia acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the Traditional Owners and Custodians of this Country. We recognise their connection to land, waters, winds and culture. We pay the upmost respect to them, their cultures and to their Elders, past and present. We are committed to improving health outcomes for all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people affected by diabetes and those at risk.

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