This is a low glycemic index recipe, as far as I can tell, as that is how I eat. I think it should be suitable for diabetics, please someone let me know if it isn't. I didn't want to fry the meatballs as I wasn't feeling well, so I did something new for me and simmered them instead. They came out with a very nice texture, I hope it works for you as well. My so-particular husband took two helpings, which is a good sign.