Breakfast foods recommended for a person with diabetes include whole-grain breads or cereals, low-fat dairy, lean meat and fresh fruit, according to WebMD. Tea and coffee prepared with low-fat milk and sugar substitute are good breakfast beverages.
Diabetics are advised to avoid foods that contain high levels of cholesterol, sodium, saturated fat and trans fat, states Mayo Clinic. Simple carbohydrates are also not advised since the body breaks them down into blood glucose. WebMD recommends foods like whole-grain waffles or oatmeal, low-fat yogurt, turkey bacon, and fresh fruit. Non-hydrogenated spreads and margarine are good alternatives to butter. Jams and preserves should be sugar-free.