Foods for Diabetes


As practitioners of life cultivation, some of us have Type 1 diabetes, some of us have Type 2 diabetes, and some of us have Prediabetes. As practitioners of life cultivation, we do not view diabetes as a disease. Rather, we look upon it as a health condition that affects how our body turns food into energy.

We believe that this health condition can be improved by various methods, chief among them is what food we take and how much we take it. Let us first look at the food that will improve the health condition of diabetes.


01 Take magnesium

Magnesium is one of the essential minerals for human health, and each adult needs to take in 350 mg of magnesium per day. If the human body is deficient in magnesium (an adult with a body weight of 70 kg contains about 20-28 grams of magnesium in the body), its insulin sensitivity will decrease, resulting in hyperinsulinemia and glucose metabolism disorders, which will induce diabetes.

Water and food are the main sources of magnesium for humans, and grains and vegetables provide two-thirds of the daily intake of magnesium. Among foods, green vegetables and fruits have the highest magnesium content. Foods such as bean sprouts, buckwheat, corn, mushrooms, fennel, green peppers, bananas, fruits, etc. are magnesium-rich foods. Therefore, in the diet of diabetics, it is necessary to arrange foods rich in magnesium.

Diabetic people eat so much, why are they still deficient in magnesium? There are two main reasons. First, no matter how much food a diabetes takes, if the food is not magnesium-rich, he will be deficient in magnesium. Second, the person is engaged in binge drinking (excessive drinking). He drinks too much coffee and tea, and he eats too much salty foods, which will greatly reduce the body’s magnesium, causing magnesium deficiency. Therefore, a diabetes must follow specific meal plans with a balanced diet, and to prevent the loss of magnesium.

02 Control Food Intake

If a person with diabetes does not control his intake of food and drink, his health condition will worsen everyday, and a recovery will be beyond his reach. Here we present a meal plan for a person with diabetes for reference purposes.

01 Cereals (rice, flour, corn, adzuki bean, mung bean, soybean) 200-500 grams per day.

02 Meat (beef, pork, chicken, fish, shrimp, soy products) 150-200 grams per day.

03 Vegetables 500 grams per day.

04 Fruits 250-500 grams per day.

05 Milk 200 grams per day.

06 Oil (vegetable) 2 tablespoons per day

This is the limit of each type of food that a person with diabetes should take everyday. Do not eat over this limit. Do not eat excessively.


03 Follow a balanced and nutritious diet

Many people with diabetes rely on taboos to avoid high blood sugar. They dare not eat enough and endure hunger. This action can easily lead to nutritional imbalances, resulting in decreased immunity, accelerated aging of the human body, and increased complications.

It is therefore important for people with diabetes to establish a correct nutritional diet concept to ensure the supply of the seven major nutrients. It is necessary to pay more attention to the intake of cellulose and the trace element magnesium. To put it simply, eat what they should eat, and refuse to eat what they shouldn’t.

Here we offer a couple of meal plans for reference.

01 Daily Meal Plan for diabetes One


Milk or soy milk 200 grams
Hard-boiled egg one
Whole wheat bun (or bread) one
Broccoli 50 grams
Apple one


Mixed vegetable with beef (celery 30 grams, carrot 30 grams, bean sprouts 20 grams, beef strings 50 grams) Cauliflower with chicken (cauliflower 80 grams, chicken meat 50 grams)
Mushroom (mushroom 100 grams)
Yam soup (yam 50 grams, bones 100 grams)
Spaghetti 100 grams
Grapes 200 grams


Kidney balls with asparagus (50 grams of duck kidney, 80 grams of asparagus)
Bitter gourd with pork (20 grams of pork floss, 80 grams of bitter gourd)
Fish head with garlic (100 grams of fish head)
Barley soup (50 grams of barley , 50 grams of lean pork)
Corn rice 100 grams
Grapefruit 200 grams

02 Daily Meal Plan for diabetes Two


Milk 200 grams
whole wheat bread 1 piece
rice vermicelli soup 100 grams
spinach salad 100 grams
stirred fried pumpkin with tomatoes 200 grams with corn oil.


Fried eel slices with leek king (50 grams of leek, 50 grams of yellow eel)
Steamed stuffed tofu (100 grams of tofu, 30 grams of minced meat)
Stirred fried cucumber with minced garlic (100 grams of cucumber)
Stirred fry broccoli 50 grams
Brown rice 100 grams
Mushroom chicken soup (mushroom 2 pieces, chicken meat 50 grams)
Cherry 150 grams


Stirred fry almond beef (almond 20 grams, beef 50 grams)
Steam black bean fish (fermented black bean, fresh fish 80 grams)
Chicken and mushrooms with oyster sauce (50 grams chicken meat, 100 grams mushrooms, )
Stirred fried vegetables (100 grams)
Lean meat soup with bitter gourd (50 grams of bitter gourd, 30 grams of lean pork)
Mung bean porridge 150 grams
Orange 150 grams

Make up your own meal plans according to your own taste. Make sure you stick with it for at least one hundred days so that it becomes your habit.

04 Food for diabetes

Refer to another article on this website.


05 Carbohydrate counts

Refer to Mustang Dietary Technique Treatise.

06 Glucose Index

Carbohydrates that we eat will be converted to glucose. If we want to control our glucose intake, we must know the glucose content of each kind of carbohydrate that we eat. A chart of the glucose index of food will help us to make wise choices on what we eat.

This subject matter will be continued in the full Treatise.


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