Like "There are better choices for diabetics than wheat or corn for cereals/grain. What I mean better choice is having a lower glycemic index (GI). Whole-grain oats and rye are good examples. For breakfast I eat 40 g of a mixed-grain muesli mainly containing oat flakes. Corn flakes is a bad choice due to its high GI. If you eat cereal for breakfast, make sure that it does not have added sugar. I like crunchy whole-grain rye bread as well. A slice is small (read: few calories), it has a low GI, and it doesn't spoil quickly. I follow a Mediterranean diet and use extra-virgin olive oil almost exclusively. For snacks I have started having an ounce of nuts and legumes along with fresh fruit. I really like the crunch of toasted garbanzo beans (a legume)."