A Mediterranean diet reduces the risk of type 2 diabetes
A Mediterranean diet improves insulin sensitivity by preventing high spikes in your blood sugar level. You should therefore use olive oil instead of saturated fat and eat plenty of vegetables, fruit, nuts and wholegrain products. Limit your consumption of full-fat dairy products.
Replace red meat with poultry, fish or pulses one extra time each week.
Choose unprocessed foods and limit your consumption of ready-made products and meals. Eating healthily in this way reduces the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.