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Diabetes diet: a meal plan for better blood sugar

Every diabetic wants the same thing: better blood sugar. And while we all know that ‘the diabetes diet‘ doesn’t exist, it’s helpful to have a meal plan that leads to better blood sugar. Of course, everyone should be eating the same way diabetics eat: lots of wholegrains, fresh fruit and vegetables, low fat, low GI, as little junk food as possible.

Still, there are certain foodie things that definitely impact blood sugar, which is why the clever folks at Pick n Pay have shared these 10 tips for a healthy diabetes meal plan with us. They’re also working on a meal plan to share with you in the near future!

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  1. Sipho Isaac Mabaso Sipho Isaac Mabaso

    kindly provide me with diabetic eating guidelines

  2. Lindie Lindie

    please send me the diabetic type 1 meal plan and eating guidelines

  3. Bonah Bonah

    Kindly provide me with diabetic eating guidelines

    • Hi Bonah!
      Check out our Diabetes Info page (on the left sidebar) for all kinds of eating advice 🙂

  4. Deborah Deborah

    Hi. I don’t know how to get started. Everything that I cook seems to push my sugar higher and higher. This morning my sugar was at 17.8. Where do I start? Please help!

    • Hi Deborah,
      So sorry to hear you’re struggling – it sounds like it might be a good idea to check in with your clinic and adjust your medication, 17.8 is very high!
      Let us know what they say?

  5. Joyce komana Joyce komana

    please sent me food for diabetes

  6. Tiffany Tiffany

    Hi please can you send me an eating plan for diabetes. I’ve recently discovered that I have diabetes and my sugars was 19.5 I’m really worried please help

    • Hi Tiffany,
      So sorry to hear that! You must be feeling terrible. You’re not alone in this, I promise!
      You can take a look at the recipes here – – or pop into a Pick n Pay Pharmacy at the end of this month for a free Sweet Life cookbook. But the best thing to do would be to see a dietician who can look at what you’ve been eating and tell you how to adjust your favourite meals…
      Good luck – please keep in touch. Join our Facebook page (Diabetic South Africans) too!

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Sweet Life is a registered NPO/PBO (220-984) with a single goal: to improve diabetes in South Africa. We are funded by sponsorships and donations from aligned companies and organisations who believe in our work. We only share information that we believe benefits our community. While some of this information is linked to specific brands, it is not an official endorsement of that brand. We believe in empowering people with diabetes to make the best decisions they can, to live a healthy, happy life with diabetes.