Mayo Clinic publishes a list of diabetic-friendly foods and information on diabetic diets on its website. Recommended foods include healthy carbohydrates, fiber-rich foods, heart-healthy fish and good fats. Experts recommend diabetics avoid foods containing saturated and trans fats and cholesterol and limit their sodium intake, according to Mayo Clinic.
Doctors recommend diabetics eat foods that contain healthy carbohydrates, including vegetables, whole grains, legumes, fruits and low-fat dairy, notes Mayo Clinic. Foods rich in fiber help diabetics control blood sugar levels; some options include peas, lentils and beans. Tuna, mackerel, salmon and bluefish are heart-healthy fish options diabetics should consume twice weekly. Foods containing polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats help lower cholesterol in a diabetic diet and include peanut, olive and canola oils and nuts such as pecans, almonds and walnuts.