You just have to eat generally healthier. Eat more fruits and vegetables, more fresh meat, fish and poultry, and less fruit juices and processed foods. Eat crackers instead of chips. More whole grain breads and pasta and lesser white processed flours. Choose brown rice over white rice. Use low or non-fat milk, yogurt, cheese and salad dressings. Avoid or eat less cakes, cookies, pies, ice cream, sodas, etc. You can basically eat anything you want, the key is in the proportions.You also need to educate yourself about the foods you eat. There are diabetes guidelines books that offer about getting the proper diet. You need to classify the foods you eat and watch how much of each you should be eating. Like for example, fats include butter, oils, margarine and nuts. Proteins include meats, poultry, fish, eggs, milk and cheese. Carbohydrates include grains, breads, cereals, beans and potatoes.