1. Beans. Beans are loaded with dietary fiber; high-fiber foods break down more slowly in the bloodstream and help to stabilize your blood sugar. Beans are also very filling, so you're likely to eat less and reduce your overall calorie intake. Black, lima and pinto beans are the best choices, advises the American Diabetes Association. Recent research also shows that white kidney beans contain an enzyme that slows the breakdown of carbohydrate into sugar and promotes weight loss.

2. Cinnamon. This spice is everything nice when it comes to fighting diabetes and is a tasty diabetic food. It increases your body's sensitivity to insulin so that glucose can enter cells. Just half a teaspoon of cinnamon lowers blood sugar levels significantly, so add some to your baking, tea, lemonade and sauces.

3. Fatty fish. Seafood such as salmon, trout, herring, albacore tuna and mackerel are packed with omega-3 fatty acids. These essential fatty acids help to lower triglycerides and bad cholesterol levels, which are often high in people who have diabetes. They also boost good cholesterol and improve cardiovascular health.

4. Figs. These fruit are packed with fiber, so they do a great job at helping to control your blood sugar levels. Studies suggest that fig leaf supplements can also lower blood sugar levels, which boosts this fruit's reputation as a super diabetic food.