Diabetes: What Does a Healthy Plate Look Like?

Healthy eating is all about balance. The right types of foods in the right amounts can help anyone to control weight while lowering the risk of chronic diseases.

Balance is especially important if you have diabetes. Proper proportions of carbohydrates, proteins, and other nutrients can help you manage your condition and avoid complications.

One simple way to balance your diet is to balance your plate. The American Diabetes Association recommends filling half of your plate with non-starchy vegetables such as greens, broccoli, carrots, and string beans.

After the veggies have their place, fill half of the remaining space with