You have a lot of options, such as beef, chicken, fish, pork, turkey, seafood, beans, cheese, eggs, nuts, and tofu. To lose weight, you need to eat fewer calories and replace less healthy foods with foods that are low in calories, fat, and sugar. The key to eating with diabetes is to eat a variety of healthy foods from all food groups, in the amounts indicated by your meal plan. Medicare pays for medical nutrition therapy for people with diabetes.
If you have insurance other than Medicare, ask if it covers medical nutrition therapy for diabetes. According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), people should choose a variety of protein foods and replace some meat and poultry with fish and plant-based sources. However, it's important for meat lovers to choose protein and low-fat foods, as fatty foods can contribute to obesity, heart problems and other health problems.