Diabetes is a common condition affecting nearly four million people in the UK.
It is caused by the pancreas not producing sufficient insulin of the hormone, or the body does not respond to insulin.
Managing blood sugar levels is critical, as high sugar in the blood increases the risk of some life-threatening illnesses, including heart disease and stroke.
But you can lower the risk of diabetes symptoms by eating more beans, non-starchy vegetables, berries, citrus fruits and fish, so it is claimed.
Beans are an excellent choice of food for diabetics, said the medical website Diabetes.co.uk.
They can help improve glycemic control, while reducing the risk of heart disease in patients.
Black beans, lima beans, soy beans and kidney beans are all great additions to any diabetic diet plan.
"Bean is an excellent source of protein for people with diabetes, as well as being full of vitamin A," he said.
"Beans also contain a lot of soluble fiber, which lowers levels of" bad " [low-density lipoprotein, or LDL] And lowers blood glucose levels. "
Non-starchy vegetables are one of the best food choices for patients, added the site.
They contain a number of different vitamins that all help to lower blood sugar levels.
"Non-starchy vegetables are perhaps the best type of food for people with type 2 diabetes.
"Studies have consistently linked non-starchy vegetables to lower the risk of developing high blood pressure, heart disease and cancer.
Unlike starchy vegetables, starchy vegetables are very low in carbohydrates.
All diabetes patients should cover at least half of their successes with non-starchy vegetables, added Diabetes.co.uk.
Berry contains compounds called anthocyanins that are beneficial for diabetics.
Eating berries twice a day – providing the equivalent of about 320mg of anthocyanins – can reduce fasting blood sugar by more than 8 percent, said the medical site.
They can also reduce insulin resistance by up to 13 percent.
"Berry is also a good source of vitamin C and fiber, and it does not contain many carbohydrates, but although the study is promising, it is still not final.
"Berries are best combined into breakfast or dessert.They are a great way to make meals from heavy or contaminated foods to something more nutritious."
Citrus fruits offer a lot of benefits for people with diabetes, including managing blood pressure.
But they only have to be mild and moderation, it's stressful. They contain a lot of carbohydrates that can cause spikes in blood sugar if left unmanaged.
"Citrus fruits offer a lot of benefits, but the carbohydrate content makes it advisable for people with diabetes only moderately.
"However, most carbohydrates in citrus fruits is fiber [about 4g of the 21g of carbohydrate in an orange], Which lowers cholesterol levels and blood glucose level.
"So it would be wise not to cut citrus fruit out of your diet altogether."
Diabetics should eat at least two servings of 140 grams of fish every week, with at least half coming from "oily" fish. Fat fish including salmon, tuna and mackerel.
They contain a lot of vitamins to keep bones healthy. This is important for diabetics, as they are at higher risk of bone damage by high blood sugar levels.
"Vitamin D is good for skin, eyes, red blood cells, and the nervous system, all of which can be damaged by diabetes.
"Fish are mainly recommended for protein and plenty of monounsaturated fat – or" good "fat – which improves heart health and reduces" bad "cholesterol levels.