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Diabetes support diet

Stay in control & feel empowered

What is the Diabetes Support diet plan?

There is no specific "diabetes diet", instead, those with diabetes can manage their condition by enjoying a healthy, well balanced diet that's high in fibre, low in sugar, low in fat and heart healthy. However, we understand that you sometimes may want a little more guidance when making your food choices and that's why we have created the Diabetes Support Plan which encompasses all the principals of eating well for diabetes. The daily meal plans are editable and because every meal and food item on your plan will have the protein, carb and fat content displayed you can easily see the impact of any changes you make, particularly useful for those who count their carbs. There are no restrictions in this plan, instead it gives you all the know-how to manage your blood glucose levels and stay in control.

Is the Diabetes Support diet plan for you?

If you want to follow a healthy eating pattern that will help you achieve and maintain good blood glucose levels choose our Diabetes Support Plan. This plan can fit easily into your lifestyle while providing you with the tools to manage or prevent conditions where the body cannot maintain normal blood glucose levels. Alternatively, you can view our full range of diet plans which may also be suitable for you. You can further discuss your options with your healthcare team or our nutrition team by emailing nutrition@tescodiets.com. Diabetic foods: We do not include any products that are specifically made for people with diabetes (diabetic foods) on our plans as we feel they offer no special benefit to those with diabetes.

How will the Diabetes Support diet plan work for you?

  • 1Provide a balanced diet that's fibre rich and heart healthy
  • 2Help control sugar cravings
  • 3Help improve blood glucose levels
  • 4Reduce risk of developing diabetes complications, including heart disease
  • 5Reduce risk of developing diabetes if at pre-diabetes stage

A taster of what your Diabetes support diet could look like

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Snack
If you are busy
Wheat biscuits with banana and orange juice
Wheat biscuits with banana and orange juice
  • 2 wheat biscuits with 125ml of semi-skimmed milk, topped with 1 chopped banana
  • 200ml of orange juice
  • 1 pear
  • Cals
    425
  • Protein
    11g
  • Carbs
    92g
  • Fat
    4g
Tuna mayo sandwich
Tuna mayo sandwich
  • 125g of tuna, canned in brine, drained mixed with 1 tbsp of reduced fat mayonnaise and placed in 2 slices of wholegrain bread with mixed salad leaves
  • 125ml pot of low fat yoghurt
  • Cals
    410
  • Protein
    45g
  • Carbs
    46g
  • Fat
    8g
Baked potato with cottage cheese and mixed veg
Baked potato with cottage cheese and mixed veg
  • 1 medium baked potato (180g or 7ozs) topped with 75g of low fat cottage cheese, 50g of sweetcorn, 1 chopped spring onion and 50g of red pepper
  • 1 apple
  • Cals
    430
  • Protein
    19g
  • Carbs
    89g
  • Fat
    2g
Popcorn and milk
Popcorn and milk
  • 25g of lightly salted popcorn and 100ml of semi-skimmed milk
  • Cals
    145
  • Protein
    6g
  • Carbs
    24g
  • Fat
    3g
If you love to cook
Banana berry smoothie with cheese on toast
Banana berry smoothie with cheese on toast
  • Blend 100ml of orange juice, 1 banana and 75g of strawberries until smooth and frothy
  • 2 slices of wholegrain toast with 25g of low fat cheese grilled and topped with 1 chopped tomato
  • 1 pear
  • Cals
    450
  • Protein
    19g
  • Carbs
    89g
  • Fat
    6g
Chickpea and raisin cous cous salad
Chickpea and raisin cous cous salad
  • Recipe Ingredients
  • 2 tsp of olive oil
  • 25g of onion, chopped
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 1/2 pepper
  • 2 courgettes (around 4oz or 100g each)
  • 50g of cous cous (dry weight)
  • 1 tbsp of raisins
  • 50g of chickpeas, canned and drained
  • Cals
    455
  • Protein
    16g
  • Carbs
    70g
  • Fat
    13g
Breaded herbed chicken with pesto and pasta
Breaded herbed chicken with pesto and pasta
  • 1 serving of Breaded herbed chicken (see recipe below)
  • Serve with 50g of pasta, 2 tsp of pesto and mixed salad leaves

  • Recipe Ingredients
  • 125g of chicken fillet
  • 1 egg white
  • 2 tbsp of breadcrumbs
  • 1 pinch of oregano
  • 1 tsp of lemon juice
  • Cals
    425
  • Protein
    42g
  • Carbs
    47g
  • Fat
    8g
Yoghurt with peach and mango
Yoghurt with peach and mango
  • 150ml of low fat yoghurt mixed with 1 chopped peach and 75g of mango slices
  • Cals
    150
  • Protein
    8g
  • Carbs
    26g
  • Fat
    2g
If you prefer a bit of both
Scrambled egg on toast
Scrambled egg on toast
  • 2 slices of wholegrain bread with 2 scrambled eggs
  • 200ml glass of semi-skimmed milk
  • 1 orange
  • Cals
    460
  • Protein
    28g
  • Carbs
    56g
  • Fat
    16g
Cheese and onion wrap
Cheese and onion wrap
  • Fill 1 flour tortilla with 38g of low fat cheese, 1 chopped spring onion, 1 diced stalk of celery and a handful of rocket leaves. Roll and serve
  • 1 apple
  • 1 small granola bar (21g)
  • Cals
    400
  • Protein
    21g
  • Carbs
    54g
  • Fat
    13g
Beef stir fry with oyster sauce
Beef stir fry with oyster sauce
  • 1 serving of Beef stir fry with oyster sauce (see recipe)
  • 30g of brown rice (uncooked weight)
  • 100g of mango slices

  • Recipe Ingredients
  • 1 tsp of vegetable oil
  • 75g of lean beef, such as sirloin or rump steak
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 1/3 pepper
  • 75g of broccoli
  • 2 spring onions
  • 100g of pak choi (bok choy)
  • 5 water chestnuts
  • 2 tbsp of oyster sauce
  • Cals
    435
  • Protein
    25g
  • Carbs
    54g
  • Fat
    15g
Yoghurt with nuts
Yoghurt with nuts
  • 125ml of low fat yoghurt with 20g of mixed nuts & raisins
  • Cals
    165
  • Protein
    9g
  • Carbs
    14g
  • Fat
    8g

How to make the Diabetes support diet even more perfect for you

Medical & dietary requirements

You can customise your Diabetes Support diet plan using any of the options below.

  • Low Sugar
  • Low Salt
  • Dairy Free
  • Meat Free
  • Low Gi
  • Heart Disease
  • Fibre Plus
  • Underactive Thyroid
  • Blood Pressure
  • Low Cholesterol

Food Exclusions

Make your diet work for you by embracing the foods you love and removing the foods you don't like.

  • Milk
  • Soya
  • Pork
  • Shellfish
  • Eggs
  • Dairy
  • Fish
  • Many other exclusion options...
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