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Quick guide: Eating with type 2 diabetes

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This section will quickly guide you through the most common dietary choices, which will help you manage your diabetes.
Reading it should take less than 15 minutes.

Always remember that healthy eating principles for people with diabetes are the same as for those without diabetes.

People with diabetes may find that achieving the right balance is a bit more challenging – but it is an important process as it will help you manage your diabetes better and feel healthier.

This guide includes:

  • advice on a healthy balanced diet
  • 8 steps to healthier eating