What foods are best for someone with type 2 diabetes and gout?

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I’m one of many that have type 2 diabetes and gout, and some of the foods a diabetic can have may aggravate the gout, due to the high purine acid. Do you have a listing of the foods good for both a type 2 diabetic and a gout individual?


Because gout is an inflammatory condition caused by elevated blood levels of uric acid, dietary management includes limiting high-purine foods that tend to increase uric acid levels. However, research has shown that unlike high-purine animal foods like organ meats and most seafood, vegetables high in purines do not raise uric acid levels, so they can be included in your diet regularly.

Here is a list of lower-carb foods that are also gout-friendly:

  • Non-starchy vegetables, including high-purine types like asparagus, cauliflower, mushrooms, and spinach

  • Berries, melon (up to 2 one-cup servings per day)

  • Salmon, chicken, turkey, beef, and pork (4-6 ounces per day)

  • Eggs

  • Cheese, cottage cheese, and yogurt

  • Nuts and seeds

Answered By dLife Expert: Franziska Spritzler, RD, CDE

Certified diabetes educator and registered dietitian living in Southern California.


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