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What I Eat Daily With Type 1 Diabetes

breakfast - what i eat daily

I get asked all the time what I eat daily with type 1 diabetes, so here is a normal day of eating for me.

Please remember what I eat is what works for me, my body and my sugar levels. Eating looks different for everyone and you have to eat what works for you! This also is not what I eat everyday, there are of course days where I indulge!


My go-to breakfast is always oats with fruit and a coffee. It literally takes 5 minutes to make, is delicious and is a great balanced meal.

I add peanut butter, raw cacao powder, cinnamon, walnuts and/or chia seeds. I have recently started adding some coconut yogurt on top which is delicious! If my sugar levels are low I add some honey to get them up quickly. I’ll have blueberries, strawberries or raspberries on the side.

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If I am at home for lunch I usually make some scrambled eggs with sourdough bread and salad.

I love to add spring onions and sun-dried tomatoes to my eggs and I always have at least 3 handfuls of different coloured vegetables like cucumber, tomato, radish and beetroot to include a variety of nutrients. – This recipe will be posted soon!

On the go, I might make a sandwich or pasta salad, making sure I always have a source of protein and plenty of veggies.


Dinner is definitely my most diverse meal, I love cooking and trying different meals in the evening. Recently I have loved cooking salmon so I’ll use this as my example.

For a quick dish I go for garlic, lemon and mustardThis recipe will be posted soon!

My protein sources include chicken, turkey, salmon, occasionally beef and veggie protein sources like beans and lentils.

salmon - what i eat daily


I always carry sugary snacks in case my sugar levels drop low, my favourites are juice boxes, bananas and dried fruit.

Lower carb snacks include, I’ll go for salted popcorn, dark chocolate and mixed nuts.

I drink between 2.5-3L of water and normally 2 coffees per day (sometimes more because I love coffee!).

coffee - what i eat daily

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