Diabetes Diet Do's and Don’ts
14 Simple Food Rules for Keeping Diabetes in Check
14 Simple Food Rules for Keeping Diabetes in Check

By Rachel Meltzer Warren, MS, RD (with additional reporting by Joelle Klein)

When you live with diabetes, you need to be aware of every piece of food you put in your mouth. But it doesn’t have to feel like a great challenge. With a few tips and tricks, you may be surprised at how inclusive and flexible your new eating style can be. We’ve compiled 14 simple food rules to keep you on the right track for breakfast, lunch and dinner — and snacks in between.


Rachel Meltzer Warren is a New York City-based nutrition writer, educator and counselor. 

Diabetes Rewards Promo
Popular Resources
image description
Refill Prescriptions
Refill a prescription from your history. We'll have it ready or shipped FREE.
image description
Prescription History
Use for your records and available reimbursements.
image description
Drug Information
Find medication info, possible side effects and generic equivalents.
image description
Pharmacy Chat
Get answers from a member of our expert pharmacy team live, 24/7.
image description
Stay Well Blog
Get the latest info on topics from antibiotic resistance to zinc oxide.
Weight Tracker
Track your weight over time
Start Tracking Now
Recent Discussions
Victoza and muscle pain or weakness 54 minutes by froggyoggie Has anyone experienced muscle pain and or weakness with vict...
dry mouth Oct 14, 2014 by apeacebird I don't know if it diabetes related but i seem to have a ver...
need advice Oct 20, 2014 by amandajaynec hi was diagnosed last year with type 2 diabetes. think I had...
Diabetes Tracker
Track glucose levels and carbs
Start Tracking Now
Ask an Expert
Exercise Tracker
Track exercise activity
Start Tracking Now

The contents of this website ("Site") such as text, graphics, images, and other material contained on the Site ("Content") are for informational purposes only. The Content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on the Site. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately. Walgreens does not recommend or endorse any specific tests, physicians, products, procedures, opinions, or other information that may be mentioned on the Site. Reliance on any information provided by the Site or other users to the Site is solely at your own risk.

The opinions expressed on this Site in user-generated Content areas including but not limited to: Expert Blog; Communities; and Ask an Expert Forum are solely those of the relevant user, who may or may not have medical or scientific training. Walgreens does not review user-generated Content for accuracy, and user-generated Content does not represent the opinion of Walgreens. User-generated Content may contain information about treatments or uses of drugs or products that have not been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.