Lists of foods acceptable for Type 2 diabetics are available at WebMD and the American Diabetes Association as of 2015, according to their websites. WebMD lists the best and worst foods for diabetics. The ADA offers best food choices, a sample grocery shopping list, recipes and other healthy eating tips.
For Type 2 diabetics, best choices of meats and proteins include turkey bacon, skinless turkey or chicken breast, top sirloin, eggs, and fish, according to WebMD. The best dairy choices are low-fat ones such as milk, cheese and yogurt. The best starches include brown rice, baked white and sweet potatoes, and whole wheat flour. Vegetables, including spinach and kale, are best when they are fresh, plain frozen or canned with low-sodium. Water, unsweetened tea with lemon and black coffee are among the best beverage choices.