7 Worst Foods With Prediabetes

7. Fatty Cuts of Meat

Certain cuts of meat contain too much saturated fat to be healthy. In addition, studies suggest that the components of red and processed meat, especially sodium, can increase the risk of diabetes by causing insulin resistance. Nitrates in processed meat are known to specifically affect the pancreas that produces the insulin needed to convert sugar into fuel.


To combat prediabetes, avoid thicker steaks like filet mignon, T-bone, and porterhouse, and instead eat sparingly lean cuts like round top, round eye, and top sirloin. It is even better to rely on protein such as skinless chicken and turkey, fish and pork loin.