Nutrition Information

Nutrition guidelines for Type II Diabetics



The good: (delivers into the blood stream slowly) The bad: (causes spikes in glucose and insulin)
Whole grains: Oats, rice, wheat, rye, barley, quinoi Refined Grains: Flour (bread, pasta), refined rice,
Legumes and nuts: Beans, lentils, nuts, soya  
Vegetables and fruit: Leafy greens, peppers, asparagus,broccoli, cabbage, and most non-tropical fruit Vegetables and Fruit: Starchy vegetables such as potatoes and turnips.Tropical fruit such as pineapple and bananas, dried fruit
  Refined sugar; surose, dextrose, glusose, fuctose, lactose, corn syrup, malt syrups, sorbitol and manitol
Sweeteners: Brown rice syrup, Natural sugar; honey, maple syrup, fruit juice


The good:(lowers blood fat levels) The bad:(artery clogging, heart stopping fat)
Monounsaturated: Natural peanut butter, olive oil, almond oil and unhydrogenated canola oil. Saturated and hydrogenated fat: Animal fat, palm oil, coconut oil, butter, cheese, hydrogenated vegetable oil, baked goods,packaged and processed food.
Polyunsaturated (essential fatty acids): Omega-3 from fresh water fish, seaweed and flaxeed oil. Omega-6 from nuts, and seeds. Trans-fatty acids: chemically altered fat found in margarine, fried food, mayonaise, dressings/ sauces, baked goods, processed and pre packaged foods.


The good: (low in saturated fat) The bad:(high in fat)
Poultry, skinless Chicken skin, wings, drumettes
Eggs Egg yolks
Sea food, fresh water fish, shell fish,  
Pork loin, lean cut Beef Bacon, pork chops, hamburger, steak
Low fat milk products, whey protein, cottage cheese, plain yogurt, skim milk

High fat milk products, cheese, milk,

Legumes and nuts, soya protein, tofu, beans Processed meat, sandwich meat, hotdogs, burgers


Base your diet on “Diabetes friendly foods” as outlined above.

  • Carbohydrates should compose 60% of your diet.
    Good sources of slow releasing, complex carbohydrates
    are whole grains, beans, nuts, vegetables and some fruit.
  • Protein should compose 20% of your diet. Good choices
    include low fat meat, poultry, dairy and vegetable proteins
    such as soya.
  • Lipids should compose 20% of your diet.
  • Fibre requirements should be met at upwards of 30 g
    per day
  • Vitamins / minerals should be supplemented daily.
  • Targeted nutritional supplements should be
    supplemented daily.
  • Water, upwards of 2 litres per day.

Supplement Guidelines for Diabetes