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Diabetes Hub: Guide to Managing Diabetes

National Diabetes Reference Materials - An initiative under the War on Diabetes

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Food Choices

Eating right by choosing healthier food helps in diabetes management
Eat more fibre-rich food to better manage diabetes Food choices for better diabetes management

Fibre-rich food

Choose wholegrain and starchy food for better diabetes management Food choices for better diabetes management

Wholegrain starchy food

Choose whole fruit for better diabetes management Food choices for better diabetes management

Whole fruit

Eat fruit instead of drinking fruit juices to better manage your diabetes It is unhealthy if you can't target levels of blood sugar, blood pressure and cholesterol

Fruit juices

Dried fruit is high in sugar. Eat less dried fruit to manage diabetes better. It is unhealthy if you can't target levels of blood sugar, blood pressure and cholesterol

Dried Fruit

Meat and alternatives
Choose skinless chicken breast for better diabetes management

Skinless chicken breast

Choose beans for better diabetes management

Beans

Choose lentils for better diabetes management

Lentils

Choose egg for better diabetes management

Egg

Choose prawn, white fish and salmon as meat alternatives to help manage diabetes

Prawn, white fish, salmon

Choose tofu as a meat alternative to help manage diabetes

Tofu

Fruit
Choose a dragon fruit for a healthier food choice

Dragon fruit

Choose a guava for a healthier food choice

Guava

Choose a papaya for a healthier food choice

Papaya

Choose a pear for a healthier food choice

Pear

Choose an orange for a healthier food choice

Orange

Choose an apple for a healthier food choice

Apple

Vegetables
Choose broccoli for better diabetes management

Broccoli

Choose eggplant for better diabetes management

Eggplant

Choose capsicum for better diabetes management

Capsicum

Choose cabbage for better diabetes management

Cabbage

Choose kailan for better diabetes management

Kailan

Choose mushrooms for better diabetes management

Mushrooms

Starchy Vegetables
(counted as carbohydrates)
Starchy vegetable like potato is counted as carbohydrates

Potato

Starchy vegetable like sweet potato is counted as carbohydrates

Sweet Potato

Starchy vegetable like yam is counted as carbohydrates

Yam

Starchy vegetable like corn is counted as carbohydrates

Corn

Starchy vegetable like pumpkin is counted as carbohydrates

Pumpkin

Starchy vegetable like peas is counted as carbohydrates

Peas