Reverse Diabetes: The Kitchen Makeover

Use this Reverse Diabetes Kitchen Makeover checklist for wise ways to clear out what you don't need—and stock up on the goodies you do need!—for the Reverse Diabetes 12-Week Challenge.

Having a carefully organized kitchen full of the foods you need—and cleared of the ones you don’t—is one of your strongest strategies for getting your pre-diabetes or diabetes diagnosis under control. Use this Reverse Diabetes Kitchen Makeover checklist to help you create your ideal kitchen for the Reverse Diabetes 12-Week Challenge.

The list, which accompanies the new edition of the Reader’s Digest Reverse Diabetes book, includes foods you can compost, give away or relocate to reduce temptation so you don’t have to worry about your eye wandering toward those chips or sugary drinks. It also features some suggestions to stock up on, so you have plenty of healthy options right at your fingertips.

Even if you’re not an experienced home chef, check out the list of useful kitchen equipment to make meal prep quick and easy.


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Miranda Manier
Miranda is the Associate Editor for and The Healthy section of Reader's Digest magazine. Previously, Miranda was a producer at WNIT, the PBS affiliate in South Bend, Indiana; and the producer in residence for Minneapolis TV news KARE 11, where she won an Upper Midwest Regional Emmy Award for producing gavel-to-gavel coverage of the Derek Chauvin trial. Miranda also interned at Chicago’s PBS station, WTTW, and worked as the managing editor at the Columbia Chronicle at Columbia College. Outside of work, Miranda enjoys acting, board games, and trying her hand at a good vegan dessert recipe. She also loves talking about TV—so tell her what you’re watching!