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A healthy diet for a diabetic is not that different from a healthy meal plan for any other person. “Diabetes is all about carbs,” Deborah Malkoff-Cohen, registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator, says. “I tell patients to avoid everything that breaks down into sugar – carbs, milk, ice-cream, waffles.” It’s not that you can’t have them at all, but you never want multiple sources or carbs at the same time, she adds. Avoid having eggs, toast and potatoes for breakfast. Consumed together, they will raise your blood sugar tremendously.