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Diabetes: Sorting fact from fiction
Diabetes is a serious illness. To help contain this leading cause of disability and death, it’s important to separate fact from fiction.


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Vegetables

One serving of vegetables (½ cup cooked or 1 cup raw) has about five grams of carbohydrate. Three servings of vegetables at a meal or snack equals one carbohydrate choice.

Vegetables:

  • artichokes
  • asparagus
  • alfalfa sprouts
  • bean sprouts
  • beans (green, Italian, waxed)
  • beets
  • broccoli
  • brussels sprouts
  • cabbage
  • carrots
  • cauliflower
  • celery
  • collard greens
  • cucumber
  • edamame
  • eggplant
  • endive
  • greens
  • jicama
  • kohlrabi
  • leeks

  • lettuce
  • mushrooms
  • mustard greens
  • okra
  • onions
  • parsnips
  • pea pods
  • peppers
  • pumpkin
  • radishes
  • rhubarb
  • rutabaga
  • sauerkraut
  • soybeans
  • spinach
  • squash: spaghetti, summer
  • swiss chard
  • tomatoes
  • turnips
  • zucchini

 

Source: Allina Health's Patient Education Department, Basic Skills for Living with Diabetes, fifth edition, ISBN 1-931876-32-0

First published: 12/01/2006
Last updated: 10/18/2011

Reviewed by: Allina Health's Patient Education Department experts