No Special Diet for Type 2 Diabetes

How to prevent and manage type 2 diabetes through diet, exercise and lifestyle changes.

More than 75% of Australians may be overweight or obese by 2030. Two million Australians are currently at risk of developing type 2 diabetes, a disease that can and must be prevented.

There is NO special diet for Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus. Healthy eating, regular physical activity and weight management are the three tools you need. Should you avoid potatoes? No. Should you avoid rice? No. Should you avoid all sugar? No.

Food serves two purposes: fuel and enjoyment. It is important to remember that eating right with diabetes revolves around meal timing, portion sizes, and meal composition.


Diabetes is not just about sugar. To finish reading this article from the online Medibank be. magazine, click here.