Diabetes Recipes and Meal Planning

UW Health Diabetes Management: Man and woman reading recipeMost people have a number of conflicting thoughts and feelings after being diagnosed with diabetes. Many are particularly concerned with future food choices.
Having diabetes no longer requires you to follow a special or prescribed diet. Following a healthy, balanced style of eating is one of the most important things you can do to manage your diabetes.
Use the following tips and resources to help get you started on a healthier eating lifestyle:

Meal Planning

The "Plate Method"


plate of rice and vegetablesThe following resources describe the "Plate Method" of meal planning, which is an easy and helpful way to plan meals for everyone - especially for those who wish to gain better control of their blood sugar levels, blood pressure and/or body weight. The first resource is a simplified version, and the second resource (with pictures) is more detailed for menu planning: