"You can really eat anything," as registered dietitian and associate director of nutrition for the American Diabetes Association Shamera Robinson, MPH, puts it. Your favorite meals can be included in a personalized diet plan. Determining your ideal nutritional balance is the best way to approach eating. One way to do that is via the Diabetes Plate Method. Think about cutting a 9-inch plate into equal halves. On one side of the plate, arrange the non-starchy vegetables (broccoli, cauliflower, asparagus, Brussels sprouts, greens, squash, or tomatoes).