Creating a Healthy Diet Plan for Type 2 Diabetes

Medically Reviewed by Helene F. Rosenberg, MD, PhD

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If you’ve recently been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, you might’ve heard that your diet plays a vital role in how well you treat and manage this condition. All people who have Type 2 diabetes should adhere to a strict diet plan that focuses on several healthy food groups. What you may not know is that the diet recommended for people with Type 2 diabetes is one of the healthiest diets for anyone, whether or not they’ve been diagnosed with diabetes. If you’re interested in adapting your lifestyle to include a healthier diet in an effort to manage your diabetes effectively, here’s what you need to know to get started.