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If you have type 2 diabetes, you have more options to control blood sugar than ever before.

How to Count Carbs in 10 Common Foods


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One small piece = 15 grams or 1 serving

You really can’t go wrong with fruit, says Kaul, as long as you keep an eye on portion size. However, if you have diabetes, fruits like apples, bananas, berries, cantaloupes, strawberries, and peaches are the best choices. Pears and grapes can have too much sugar, she explains.

A medium banana has about 15 grams of carbs, plus it is filling and chock-full of potassium. Berries are rich in fiber and antioxidants. But just remember how much fruit you’re eating.

One serving of berries is just 3/4 of a cup, but it’s easy to eat three times this much—or more—if you’re not careful.

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