You're not the first person -- and you won't be the last to ask about what kind of food a family member with type 2 diabetes should eat. In brief,
a healthy diet for a person with diabetes is the same as for those of us without the disease: lots of fresh fruit and vegetables along with some lean protein and wholegrain carbohydrates.
You should know that the notion of a special diabetes diet is a common myth. Find tips and advice about how you can help your father make good food choices from Caring.com expert Theresa Garnero, a certified diabetes educator, who's answered questions on diet and diabetes in the recent past. And learn more about how you can help your dad follow these dietary recommendations and eat well.