You likely already know that diabetes means you need to be very careful about eating sugar so your blood glucose doesn’t spike to dangerous levels. Foods with a ton of added sugar but no nutritional value are the worst things you can eat. Candy, soda, and baked desserts also add to weight gain, which further exacerbates the problem. However, you don’t need to avoid sugar all together. The key is to satisfy the craving with fruit instead. It contains fiber along with natural sugar, which slows down the absorption of glucose. If you eat fruit with something high protein, you’ll achieve even better stabilization of blood sugar.