Medical websites, such as MayoClinic.org and WebMD.com, provide information to build diabetic meal plans for free. These sites list foods to include and avoid, along with advice on portion sizes.
There is not a specific diet designed to control diabetes. Eating a diet with foods that are healthy for everyone, and keeping track of carbohydrates consumed is the best way to control diabetes, reports WebMD. A healthy diabetic diet involves eating at regularly scheduled times and including a variety of: complex carbohydrates, fiber rich foods, fish high in omega-3 fatty acids, and foods high in unsaturated fats such as avocados; nuts; olives; and canola, olive or peanut oils. Foods to avoid include: saturated fats, trans fats, cholesterol, and sodium, according to Mayo Clinic. Its website offers a sample meal plan, and many recipes that follow these principles.