The prevalence of diabetes in India today is over 30 million and in the rural areas, it is approximately 3 % of the total population, which is more than 1000 million today. That makes the estimate of actual number of diabetics in India being about 40 million. This translates into India having the highest number of diabetics of any one country in the entire world. Secondly, presentation of diabetic condition in Indians has begun to appear much earlier in life, which means that the long term complications are becoming more common. The reason for this is our changing lifestyle and eating behavior. Modifying these two factors can definitely help in preventing this rising incidence. The good news is that this epidemic can be resisted by adapting a healthy lifestyle which includes eating healthy too. The concept that once a person is diagnosed as diabetic, he or she will have to stop eating all the good things of life or have a very strict dietary regimen is totally baseless. There is no such thing as a diabetic diet. What is required is to eat healthy and maintain a certain way of life which will not interfere with healthy eating.