Book Review: Mayo Clinic Diabetes Diet

Key nutrition recommendations of the Mayo Clinic Diabetes Diet


  • Saturated fat is associated with insulin resistance and increase risk to type 2 diabetes.
  • Monounsaturated fat and polyunsaturated fat are the best choices.
  • Avoid trans fat.


  • No sugar. Eat only what's naturally found in food.
  • Go for the fiber. Fiber-rich foods slow the uptake of glucose, helping to keep blood sugar steady. Soluble fiber helps lower blood cholesterol.

Eating and lifestyle habits

  • Eat a healthy breakfast.
  • Eat whole grains, vegetables and fruits.
  • Eat moderate amount of meat and low-fat dairy.
  • No snacks, except vegetables and fruits.
  • No TV while eating. TV time should not exceed exercise time.
  • Exercise at least 30 minutes every day.

Companion Food Databases for the Mayo Clinic Diabetes Diet

Diabetes Nutrition Software