23 Diabetic Food Swaps to Lower Blood Sugar

Those with diabetes already know to check their blood sugar multiple times a day. On top of that, it's important to restrict certain foods to avoid blood sugar spikes. Medical professionals are more than happy to tell someone what they can’t eat, and that can feel really limiting. Honestly, it can sometimes feel like there isn’t anything that's okay to eat, especially for a person that's super busy and relies on quick, ready-to-eat food.

Thankfully, we’re here to say that you still have plenty of food options -- it just takes a little more creativity and planning. Anyone with diabetes knows that you should stay away from salt that raises your blood pressure, but you can still get heat-‘em-and-eat-‘em foods by meal prepping. Instead of using a ton of salt, introduce your own herbs to amp up the flavor.

As far as foods go, you can make a few swaps here and there that are healthier and can help keep your blood sugar from spiking. You can still have sandwiches and some other favorites without changing too much. If you need a little help, here are 15 foods that can spike your blood sugar, and 15 things you can eat instead.

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