Breads made with refined flour, such as white bread, pose a risk for diabetics, says Everyday Health. A person’s body rapidly digests refined flours, which increases blood sugar levels.
In addition to the refined flours found in white bread, diabetics should avoid other refined grains and starches, including white rice, french fries, processed cereals high in sugar and flour tortillas. Breads made with whole wheat and whole grains are the best option for people with diabetes, according to WebMD. It is also important to consume plenty of whole, unprocessed grains such as brown rice. Whole-grain cereals that are low in sugar, whole-grain tortillas or corn tortillas, and popcorn are also healthy choices.