Pre-diabetes is a condition in which you have a higher than normal blood sugar level, but not high enough to be considered type 2 diabetes yet. The good news is that making lifestyle changes can actually prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes. If you are pre-diabetic, you should avoid or reduce your intake of the following foods:

  1. Sweetened beverages
  • Soda/soft drinks
  • Lemonade
  • Sweet tea
  • Fruit juices
  • Coffee drinks
  • Alcohol
  • Energy drinks
  1. Foods with added sugar
  • Jams and jellies
  • Syrups
  • Honey
  • Candy
  • Desserts
  • Sweets
  • Baked goods
  1. “White foods”
  • Chips
  • Pretzels
  • Crackers
  • White rice
  • White bread
  • White pasta
  1. Foods high in saturated fat
  • Processed meat
  • Fatty beef
  • Beef fat
  • Pork
  • Poultry with skin
  • Lamb
  • Lard, margarine and cream
  • Butter
  • Whole milk
  • French fries
  • Fried meats
  • Deep-fried foods

Talk to your doctor to learn more about healthier food choices and lifestyle changes that can help you manage your pre-diabetes.


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References: Accessed 6 October 2020 Accessed 6 October 2020

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