Several diabetic meal planning tools and sample meal plans, including affordable meal plans, are available on the American Diabetes Association website. It also offers a free monthly newsletter with affordable meal plans.
An effective diabetic meal plan takes into account the eating habits of its user, according to the American Diabetes Foundation. One way to implement this is by determining the kinds and amounts of foods that can be eaten at meals and snack times and to choose only from those foods. Another method is to track the number of carbohydrates consumed in a day. Regardless of method used, healthy diabetic meals contain a variety of foods.