Diabetes Forecast

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Carbohydrate Counting

Knowing how many grams of carbohydrate a food contains is key to keeping your glucose levels within your healthy range. Make counting easier by referring to the list below. All foods are one serving of carbohydrate, or about 15 grams of carbs.

Fruits, Veggies, Legumes Grains Snacks Sweets Beverages
1 small (4-oz.) apple
1 small (4-oz.) banana
1 medium (6-oz.) peach
½ cup canned fruit
½ cup corn
½ cup peas
½ cup mashed potatoes
½ cup plain sweet potato
½ cup pinto or kidney beans
1 slice bread
1 biscuit
½ hamburger bun
2 (5-in.) taco shells
1 (6-in.) flour tortilla
½ cup cooked cereal
1/3 cup cooked pasta
1/3 cup rice
15 to 20 (¾ oz.) potato chips
3 cups popped popcorn
2 saltine crackers
¾ oz. pretzels
2-inch square unfrosted cake
2 small (2/3-oz.) cookies
½ cup light ice cream
1 Tbsp. jam or jelly
1 Tbsp. sugar
½ cup orange juice
1 cup milk

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