Skip Navigation


  Physical Activity



Nutrition - Type 2 Diabetes

Diabetes means that there is a problem with how your body handles sugar (glucose). This condition can be controlled by eating healthy, participating in regular exercise and taking medication as prescribed.

Make healthy food choices

Focus on carbohydrates

Monitor your blood sugar

Sample meals


1 egg  or egg white
1 slice whole wheat bread
15 small grapes
12 oz glass, skim milk


2 slices turkey deli meat
2 slices whole wheat bread
1 cup vegetable soup
8 oz glass, skim milk


½ cup cottage cheese 
1 cup halved strawberries 


4 oz fish or lean meat
1 cup cooked rice
 1 cup cooked broccoli
1 small piece of fruit

Last revised July 2009, Adult Diabetes Education Program