Diabetes Food Pyramid Figure
Diabetes food pyramid categorizes food based on what they contain. Basically, there are six groups of food: starches, vegetables, fruits, milk, meat & meat substitutes, as well as fats & sweets. At the very bottom of the pyramid are the starches and above it are the vegetables and fruits.
Fats and sweets are at the very top of the diabetes food pyramid, which means that diabetics should eat less of these foods. Diabetics should make their choices wisely when it comes to fats and sweet treats.
Until MyPyra- mid is modified for use by people with diabetes, the Diabetes Food Guide Pyramid is the best food guide for people with diabe- tes. The Diabetes Food Guide Pyramid places starchy vegetables such as peas, corn, potatoes, sweet potatoes, winter squash, and beans at the bottom of the pyramid, with grains.