Foods and Drinks to Avoid with Diabetes

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The same amount of sweetened iced tea and lemonade each contain almost 45 grams of carbs exclusively from sugar

Sugar-sweetened beverages

Although trans fats don’t directly raise blood sugar levels, they’ve been linked to increased inflammation, insulin resistance, and belly fat,

Trans fats

Eating bread, bagels, and other refined-flour foods has been shown to significantly increase blood sugar levels in people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes

rice, and pasta

Plain yogurt can be a good option for people with diabetes. However, fruit-flavored varieties are a very different story

Fruit-flavored yogurt

Despite the health claims on their boxes, most cereals are highly processed and contain far more carbs than many people realize.

Sweetened breakfast cereals

However, flavored coffee drinks should be viewed as a liquid dessert rather than a healthy beverage.

coffee drinks

People with diabetes often try to minimize their intake of white table sugar, as well as treats like candy, cookies, and pie

Honey, agave nectar

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