The American Diabetes Association offers weekly diabetic menu plans on its website. Meal plans include preparation instructions, caloric content for each of the foods and other important data for making diabetic culinary decisions.
One of the most common diabetic meal plans is the plate diet, as noted by the University of Illinois. The plate diet involves mentally or physically dividing a standard dinner plate into three sections: one large section that takes up half the plate and two smaller sections for the other half. The large section is for non-starchy vegetables, one small section is for carbohydrates and the other small section is for meat. This plan limits carbohydrate intake while encouraging a well-balanced diet.