Jessica Pearson: Before you go shopping, it's important to create a list so that you can stick to the plan and not buy too many of the things that you shouldn't be eating. The smartest way to shop with type 2 diabetes is to make sure that you don't go on an empty stomach. So with type 2 diabetes, it's really important to have a snack or a meal before you go to the grocery store. When you're shopping with type 2 diabetes, it's important to stick to the perimeter of the store. The freshest foods are usually the healthiest foods, and those are the foods you're going to find in the perimeter of the store. With type 2 diabetes, it's really important to read the labels of the food that you're buying. You want to make sure that there's little to no sugar added. Read them, and try to avoid any ingredient that is a number or a chemical, and always keep an eye on that sugar and carbohydrate content. So if you have type 2 diabetes and you're currently eating canned fruit, it's a good idea to start trying fresh fruit instead. We recommend one to two servings of fruit for people with type 2 diabetes. When you're shopping and you look at your cart, you should see an abundance of fresh foods, including lots of veggies. Veggies that are great for you to buy at the grocery store are broccoli, cauliflower, dark, leafy greens, green beans, tomatoes. Anything seasonal. You really can't go wrong.