Special Diets: Diabetic Diet


The diet should always form the basis of any diabetic treatment regimen, whether or not you are on medication.

Here are a few easy-to-follow dietary guidelines which will ensure that maximum benefit is derived from the medication that has been prescribed for you.




  • Foods containing simple sugars e.g. sweets and cookies
  • Pastries
  • Excessive intake of the sweetener sorbitol

Where possible sorbitol must be replaced with Zylitol or Stevia.

  • Freshly baked products e.g. muffins, cakes, bread etc.
  • Certain fruits e.g. pineapples, citrus fruit juice and water melon
  • Carbonated (gassy) drinks




Foods rich in high complex carbohydrates e.g. sweet potatoes and rice.


Follow A Low GI diet.

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