Diabetes can be a difficult disease to manage, with poor diet only exacerbating that difficulty. In fact, a healthy diet is necessary to keep blood glucose levels within an optimal range, which is a critical requirement for people with diabetes. But what constitutes a healthy diet can be different for people with diabetes compared to those who simply want to shed a few pounds.
For our Best Diets of 2022 ranking, the Forbes Health editorial team created a panel of seven nutrition experts, who analyzed 19 diets across six metrics, including how effective the diet is for diabetes health. Read on for the diets with the highest average scores for our diabetes health category (but remember to always consult your doctor before beginning a new diet or eating plan).