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Some of the items in this list have a little less than 15g of carbs
but all of them have very close to 15g.

Fruit

Apple, small, 2"
Apricots, 5.5 oz
Banana, extra-small, 4 ounces
Blackberries, blueberries, 3/4 cup
Cantaloupe, honeydew, papaya, cubed, 1 cup
Cherries, 12
Dates, 3
Figs, 2 medium
Grapefruit, large, 1/2
Grapes, small, 3 oz or about 17
Kiwi
Mango, cubed, 1/2 cup
Nectarine, small
Orange, small
Peach, medium
Pear, large, 1/2
Pineapple, cubed, 3/4 cup
Plums, small, 5 ounces
Raspberries, 1 cup
Strawberries, 1 1/4 cup
Tangerines, small, 8 oz
Watermelon, cubed, 1 1/4 cup

Vegetable - typically 1.5 cups of cooked or 3 cups raw

Amaranth
Artichoke
Artichoke hearts
Asparagus
Baby corn
Bamboo shoots
Bean sprouts
Beets
Borscht
Broccoli
Brussels sprouts
Cabbage
Carrots
Cauliflower
Celery
Chayote
Cucumber
Eggplant
Green beans
Green onions or scallions
Jicama
Kohlrabi
Leeks
Mung bean sprouts
Mushrooms
Okra
Onions
Oriental radish or daikon
Pea pods
Peppers, all varieties
Radishes
Rutabaga
Sauerkraut
Soybean sprouts
Spinach
Sugar snap peas
Summer squash
Swiss chard
Tomato
Turnips
Water chestnuts
Zucchini

Dairy

Milk, 8 oz
Chocolate Milk, 8 oz
Soy Milk, 8 oz
Yogurt, 1/2 cup
Frozen yogurt
Egg nog, 1/2 cup
Rice drink, unflavored, 1 cup

Drinks

4oz of most juices
Hot chocolate
Lower-sugar sports drink
Vegetable juice cocktail

Packaged Snacks

5 Triscuits
Jello Sugar Free puddings

Other Fun Stuff

Peanuts, 2 1/2 oz
Small tortilla pizza
Slice of bread with peanut butter
Greek yogurt with berries
A few crackers and cheese
Hummus and veggies

Desserts

Small brownie
2" chocolate chip cookie

What are your favorites? Do you have things to add to the list?
 

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Great list, Richard, thanks. I will refer to it in the future. I have become addicted to apple slices dipped in crunchy peanut butter. I also love raw sugar snap peas. I sometimes snack on high fiber crackers and cheese. Almonds are a regular with me, too. But your list shows me so many other delicious options.
 

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What are your favorites? Do you have things to add to the list?
Thanks for the list! I love it!

I also wanted to suggest these snack cakes I love that have only 15g of carbs, and they're low-glycemic too. So yummy! They're called Sweet Abandon, and they have 4 flavors, though my favorite is the chocolate.
 

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Thanks Fancy, haven't heard of those. You are on the west coast an I am in NY so that is probably why. I am glad you found them.
 

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If I eat ANY of these fruit even in small doses...My Blood Sugar rises up above 300 easily.......... I have been trying to get my Doctor to look into this...but he doesn't seem too concerned!!!! I AM!

Apple, small, 2"
Apricots, 5.5 oz
Banana, extra-small, 4 ounces
Blueberries or Blackberries, 3/4 cup
Blackberries, blueberries, 3/4 cup
Cantaloupe, honeydew, papaya, cubed, 1 cup
Cherries, 12
Dates, 3
Figs, 2 medium
Grapefruit, large, 1/2
Grapes, small, 3 oz or about 17
Kiwi
Mango, cubed, 1/2 cup
Nectarine, small
Orange, small
Peach, medium
Pear, large, 1/2
Pineapple, cubed, 3/4 cup
Plums, small, 5 ounces
Raspberries, 1 cup
Strawberries, 1 1/4 cup
Tangerines, small, 8 oz
Watermelon, cubed, 1 1/4 cup
 

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If I eat ANY of these fruit even in small doses...My Blood Sugar rises up above 300 easily.......... I have been trying to get my Doctor to look into this...but he doesn't seem too concerned!!!! I AM!

Apple, small, 2"
Apricots, 5.5 oz
Banana, extra-small, 4 ounces
Blueberries or Blackberries, 3/4 cup
Blackberries, blueberries, 3/4 cup
Cantaloupe, honeydew, papaya, cubed, 1 cup
Cherries, 12
Dates, 3
Figs, 2 medium
Grapefruit, large, 1/2
Grapes, small, 3 oz or about 17
Kiwi
Mango, cubed, 1/2 cup
Nectarine, small
Orange, small
Peach, medium
Pear, large, 1/2
Pineapple, cubed, 3/4 cup
Plums, small, 5 ounces
Raspberries, 1 cup
Strawberries, 1 1/4 cup
Tangerines, small, 8 oz
Watermelon, cubed, 1 1/4 cup
When your blood glucose is running normal, there is less than a tablespoon of sugar...in the blood...more like a teaspoon...of sugar in the blood at optimal. When it's higher than 100'ish, the blood becomes more acidic in ph and more viscous

The average human body can store around 150 grams of sugar (in the form of glycogen)in the muscles and the liver at full capacity. That's where the insulin or medicine puts the sugar when it enters the bloodstream faster than it can be burned or stored. A diabetic usually finds their liver and muscles already at full capacity for sugar storage, so the excess sugar must be transformed if it's to be removed and stored. This transformation of sugar into fat is slower than just storing it in the muscles & liver (significantly slower), so just a little (say 15 grams) of sugar can send the glucose pretty high until the excess sugar is transformed. Your blood sugar needs (based on activity level) merit low glycemic starch & sugar choices.
Try consistently covering the lion's share of your plate with these carbohydrate choices and see what happens.
Broccoli
Green Beans
Yellow Summer Squash
Kale
Spinach
Brussels Sprouts
Mustard Greens
Collard Greens
Cauliflower
Cabbage
Alfalfa Sprouts
zucchini
Lettuce (all varieties)
Eggplant
Cucumber
Celery
Asparagus
Artichoke
Snow peas
 

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My sugar does fine with these food selections. Thanks for the info!


When your blood glucose is running normal, there is less than a tablespoon of sugar...in the blood...more like a teaspoon...of sugar in the blood at optimal. When it's higher than 100'ish, the blood becomes more acidic in ph and more viscous

The average human body can store around 150 grams of sugar (in the form of glycogen)in the muscles and the liver at full capacity. That's where the insulin or medicine puts the sugar when it enters the bloodstream faster than it can be burned or stored. A diabetic usually finds their liver and muscles already at full capacity for sugar storage, so the excess sugar must be transformed if it's to be removed and stored. This transformation of sugar into fat is slower than just storing it in the muscles & liver (significantly slower), so just a little (say 15 grams) of sugar can send the glucose pretty high until the excess sugar is transformed. Your blood sugar needs (based on activity level) merit low glycemic starch & sugar choices.
Try consistently covering the lion's share of your plate with these carbohydrate choices and see what happens.
Broccoli
Green Beans
Yellow Summer Squash
Kale
Spinach
Brussels Sprouts
Mustard Greens
Collard Greens
Cauliflower
Cabbage
Alfalfa Sprouts
zucchini
Lettuce (all varieties)
Eggplant
Cucumber
Celery
Asparagus
Artichoke
Snow peas
 

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First-class-recipes.com/44682

I am a nurse and the information provided is very informative. It is a good list for newly diagnosised diabetics. New diabetics do not realize the importance of raising or maintaining blood sugar evenly. Not good to raise blood sugar too fast with lots of carbs, but okay to use a balance of carbs and protein. If blood sugar goes up too quickly it can cause it to crash just as fast.

Good luck and God bless on your journey to a healthy way of life.
 

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I was looking at that list and thinking, a 2 INCH APPLE? Does anyone SELL those, anymore ... ?

I do wish dietitians would give the info by WEIGHT -- ie, 200 g or whatever of apple, because people really should be weighing protions if they are gonna eat fruit and manage insulin for it!

It is too easy to presume a 3" apple is "only a little bigger than" a 2" one -- but the volume is of course much greater. But we love to fool ourselves ...

Okay, rant over!
 

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Linda, 2 inch apples are hard to find. I ask for an apple with my meal,instead of bread, at Panera Bread restaurants. It is a two inch apple that they always serve. I have not seen them elsewhere. I guess I could eat lunch at Panera bread every day next week and bring the apples home for breakfast the next morning. Hmmm...that sound counterproductive, and expensive too! I guess i can do without 2 inch apples. I will buy 4 inch apples at the produce market and cut them in half. Better put the uneaten half in a small ziplock bag. Lol!
 

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I like the idea of looking for new treats - low carb foods with some fiber and/or protein. But I don't weigh my foods or measure their girth. I think a sensible approach is to know what foods affect your BG and to what degree, and to snack accordingly. Now, this may go up against the advice of nutritionists and physicians and diabetes gurus, but it seems to work for me.

Linda, 2 inch apples are hard to find. I ask for an apple with my meal,instead of bread, at Panera Bread restaurants. It is a two inch apple that they always serve. I have not seen them elsewhere. I guess I could eat lunch at Panera bread every day next week and bring the apples home for breakfast the next morning. Hmmm...that sound counterproductive, and expensive too! I guess i can do without 2 inch apples. I will buy 4 inch apples at the produce market and cut them in half. Better put the uneaten half in a small ziplock bag. Lol!
 

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But you see, Richard, it is the volume not the diameter that counts ... or weight! Hey wait -- you are a math teacher, if I am not mistaken -- what IS the geometry of that ... assuming an apple is spherical, even?

Glad I worked as a bench chemist and got used to weighing stuff. I HATED geometry, LOL.
 

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But you see, Richard, it is the volume not the diameter that counts ... or weight! Hey wait -- you are a math teacher, if I am not mistaken -- what IS the geometry of that ... assuming an apple is spherical, even?

Glad I worked as a bench chemist and got used to weighing stuff. I HATED geometry, LOL.
4/3 x Radius Cubed x Pi if I remember correctly ... but an apple is only somewhat spherical in shape.

I don't know about you, but I'm not THAT picky when it comes to measuring an apple, lol. If I think it's big I offer someone in the house 1/2 an apple :)
 

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Well ... in order to keep things semi-predictable, beefy, I GOTTA be picky, I am afraid. YMMV ... and more power to ya!
 

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Linda, Beefy's formula is correct. So, assuming a spherical shape, a 2" apple would have an approximate volume of 4.2 cubic inches. How are you going to use that? Lol!
 
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