The above animation is by Diabetes UK.
Desmond is a very good structured education programme for diabetes that patients have fed back good things about.
They teach you about diabetes and why and how to look after it.
They are available on the NHS in Nottingham for Type 2 diabetics by calling
DESMOND (Diabetes Education Self-Management for Ongoing and Newly Diagnosed) is the evidence based self-management education session for anyone with Type 2 Diabetes no matter how long patients have been diagnosed.
You can self refer on 0300 131 0300
If a new Type 2 diabetic please self refer to Desmond so they can teach you about diabetes and diet.
Below are a few slides of mine.
HOW TO EAT A HEALTHIER DIET
CUT DOWN ON SUGAR AND SUGARY FOODS
Fizzy drinks with sugar should be avoided e.g. cola. (Diet and low calorie drinks are generally fine as they have sweeteners.)
The small amounts of sugar in savoury foods such as tinned soup, baked beans and sauces will not affect your blood sugar level.