Processed Lunch Meat: Hidden calories, sodium and carbs

With processed sandwich meats like ham and bologna, diabetics can expect foods that packed with sodium, calories and carbs. This might be another one that isn't a surprise, however, with processed meats, the associated risk with diabetes and heart disease is a lot higher than what patients normally think. In fact, even just a serving of 50 grams can increase your risk for heart disease by 50 percent, according to the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition with an analysis of approximately 200,000 adults.

Try to replace your daily serving an option with less fat

You do not have to give up processed meats completely, but it is highly recommended to lower the amount that you eat. Try to replace your serving of processed meats with a serving of nuts or other foods that are low in fats.