Diet menus for diabetes prevention and control can vary. According to Drugs.com, an 1800-calorie diabetic diet sample menu should limit carbohydrate, protein, fat and caloric intake.
A sample breakfast menu includes two breads or starches, such as one 2-ounce bagel or 1 1/2 cups of bran cereal, one fruit such as 1 1/4 cups of strawberries or 1/2 of a large banana, 1 cup of skim milk or non-fat sugar-free yogurt, and one fat, such as 1 teaspoon of margarine or 1 tablespoon cream cheese.
A sample lunch menu includes 2 ounces of meat protein, such as cooked ground turkey breast, 1 ounce of secondary protein, such as low-fat Colby cheese, two vegetable sources, such as 1/2 cup chopped fresh tomato and 2 cups of shredded lettuce, one secondary vegetable source, such as 1/2 cup mild salsa, and two starches, such as 2 ounces of baked taco chips.
A sample snack menu includes 1 cup skim milk or non-fat sugar-free yogurt and one starch, such as three graham crackers.
A sample dinner menu includes 3 ounces of meat protein, such as baked cod or salmon, two starches, such as 2/3 cup of cooked brown rice, two vegetables, such as 1 cup steamed asparagus and 1/2 cup cooked carrots, and one fat, such as 1 teaspoon of margarine or 1 teaspoon of olive oil, according to Drugs.com.