Diabetes diet, foods to avoid

Diabetes is a life-long health condition that is related with insulin. Insulin is a hormone that is produced by your pancreas. Our body produce energy by using glucose (sugar) in cells and insulin hormone works as a key to help glucose to enter body cells and produce energy. There are 2 types of diabetes ; type-1 diabetes and type-2 diabetes.

In diabetes body can’t produce enough insulin or body cells don’t respond insulin properly so this energy production system does not work as expected.

Diabetes treatment depends on insulin usage, diabetes medicines, life style, physical activities, exercises and finally diabetes diet. Diet is as important as other factors in diabetes treatment. Here you can see a list of foods to avoid in diabetes treatment diet

Try to avoid these foods;Diabetes diet foods

  • Sugar
  • Sugary sweetened beverages like soda, sweetened tea, lemonade
  • Chocolate, ice cream
  • White bread; replace with whole wheat bread
  • Rice
  • Pasta; replace with whole wheat flour pasta
  • Packaged market fruit juices
  • Packaged snacks
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Fruit sweetened or flavoured yogurt
  • Sweet cakes, cookies and other pastry even they are homemade
  • Fatty foods like cream, mayonnaise
  • Trans industrial fats like margarines, creamers; these may be found in so many kinds of packaged foods like crackers, muffins, cookies
  • Offals ; liver, brain, kidney, heart, etc
  • Sausage
  • Salami
  • Bacon
  • Industrial prepared foods that you don’t know the ingredients
  • Bouillon tablets
  • Energy drinks
  • Fried foods; french fries
  • Sweet apllesauce
  • Fried fish; replace with grilled steamed fish
  • Coffee with sugar and cream
  • Dried fruits; replace with fresh low sugar fruits


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