A big plate of pasta can be comforting, but white pasta is heavy on the carbs. Having diabetes doesn’t mean that you have to give it up, but you should be mindful of how much you eat and how you prepare it. One trick you can keep up your sleeve is to cook it al dente.
“Pasta that is cooked a bit firm instead of soft won’t raise blood sugar as high due to its lower-glycemic index,” explains Lewis. You can also try quinoa pasta, which won’t raise your blood sugar as much as pasta with a high-glycemic index. Or opt for a homemade sauce packed with bulky vegetables, as they take up most of the space on your plate, leaving less space for pasta.