One food diabetics should eat often is beans. I try to eat beans in some form almost everyday and they really help me keep my blood sugar under control. Pinto beans work best for me but garbanzo, kidney, etc all work well. In fact nutritionists tell us that as little as 1/2 cup of any type beans will provide as much protein as an ounce of meat and approximately 1/3 of your daily fiber requirement. Other benefits we derive from beans are magnesium and potassium. If you are diabetic and beans aren't currently a part of your diet, add them right away. Use them to top a salad, add to soups, use in casseroles, or just enjoy a good bowl of beans. Beans are a tasty way to help control your blood sugar!