Updated 18 November 2014

What foods should I avoid?

What foods should diabetics avoid and which should they enjoy?

Foods that have a high sugar or fat content, such as pastries, cakes, chocolates, chips, sweets and desserts should be avoided.

If eaten at all, it should be in very small quantities.

Stay away from oily sauces and high-fat dairy products.

Low-fat proteins, wholewheat grains, fruit and vegetables, starches and low-fat dairy products are recommended.

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