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With Diabetic Living's expert tips on controlling portions, you can achieve your weight loss goals. Learn more about diabetes and losing weight in this section.
Use the plate method formula for simple and delicious meal...
Use the plate method formula for simple and delicious meal planning. Start with a 9-inch-diameter plate and fill the sections accordingly. Include a side of fruit and/or a serving of low-fat dairy as your calorie and carb budgets allow. Dinner has never been so easy!
You can enjoy a full plate of food yet cut calories with this...
You can enjoy a full plate of food yet cut calories with this simply smart approach to weight loss. Plus, get 1,500-calorie-a-day menus showing what to pass up and what to choose for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and a snack.
You can combine simple, healthy foods to make a variety of quick...
You can combine simple, healthy foods to make a variety of quick and easy meals that are appropriate for anyone, especially people with diabetes.

Top Picks

If you don’t have fresh fruits and vegetables on hand,...
If you don’t have fresh fruits and vegetables on hand, these Diabetic Living BETTER CHOICE™ bars can make a great snack substitution in a pinch. Just check the label to make sure they’re right for you.
You don’t have to avoid desserts just because you have...
You don’t have to avoid desserts just because you have diabetes—it’s normal to crave something sweet. If you don’t have time to make a healthy homemade treat, reach for one of these Diabetic Living BETTER CHOICE™ picks instead.
Fast-food restaurants aren’t ideal for a healthy meal, but...
Fast-food restaurants aren’t ideal for a healthy meal, but sometimes there’s no alternative. So how can you make the best of your quick lunch? These meals get the Diabetic Living BETTER CHOICE™ stamp—they’re all acceptable options within recommended daily limits.
A rushed morning doesn’t mean a healthy breakfast has to...
A rushed morning doesn’t mean a healthy breakfast has to go out the window. Avoid mid-morning hunger pains and vending machine temptations by stopping for a Diabetic Living BETTER CHOICE™ meal—an acceptable option within recommended daily limits—at popular fast-food restaurants.
When sugary, fatty, or salty treats seem to be calling your name...
When sugary, fatty, or salty treats seem to be calling your name, it can be tough to resist them. With a little creativity, you can satisfy your cravings with healthy snacks for diabetes. Here we show you how to bypass some of the most tempting snacks while still treating your taste buds and boosting your daily nutrition.
Good Fats, Bad Fats
In the past, eating low-fat seemed the way to go. Now experts...
In the past, eating low-fat seemed the way to go. Now experts say it’s fine to eat a bit more fat, but be sure to eat more good fats and less bad fats. We explain which fats fall into each category and why.