What Should Be on the Menu for Someone With Type 2 Diabetes?

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People with Type 2 diabetes should eat plenty of fruits, vegetables, whole grains and nonfat dairy products, recommends the American Diabetes Association. A diabetes diet should also include beans, poultry, fish and lean meats. It is important to monitor portion sizes and eat a variety of different foods. Foods that contain high-quality nutrients such as fiber, vitamins and minerals should be eaten instead of processed foods.