3. Choose high fiber foods.
When in doubt, choose high fiber. This includes beans, vegetables, fruits and whole grains such as barley, oats and whole-wheat pasta. Start off slowly with 40 grams per day.
4. Experiment with new food groups.
Plant-derived foods are your new friends. When prepping your meals, choose foods that are low in fat. And, with this vegan lifestyle, there is no limit of portion. Important food groups include: Grains such as pasta, rice and high-fiber cereals, legumes such as beans, peas and nonfat soy products, vegetables such as potatoes, cucumbers and broccoli and fruits of any variety – excluding avocados, olives, pineapples and watermelon. It’s also OK to eat nonfat condiments, fat-free vegan cookies, fat-free chips and coffee with nondairy creamers.
When changing your diet as a diabetic, it’s always best to speak with your physician beforehand to make sure the diet mixes well with your medication and condition.