Ingredient Substitutions For Diabetic

Compiled six lists of basic foods required daily by every diabetic. The lists, somewhat expanded to be more helpful. Remember, any food may be chosen from one list and substituted for another food within the same list in the amount specified.

MILK contains: Carbohydrate –12 grams; Fat –10 grams; Protein –8 grams; Calories -170

  • Milk, Whole  1 cup (8 oz.) – 240 grams
  • Milk, Evaporated  1/2 cup – 120 grams
  • Buttermilk  1 cup – 240 grams
  • Milk, Skim  1 cup – 240 grams (You may add 2 fat substitutes when you use one cup of skim milk or buttermilk made from skim milk)
  • Milk, Nonfat Dry Powder  1/4 cup

VEGETABLE: A
You may eat as much of these vegetables raw as you wish, except tomatoes. (Limit to one tomato or 1/2 cup tomato juice at a meal.) If these vegetables are cooked, use as much as 1 cup at a time.

Asparagus Chicory Lettuce String Beans, Young
Beet Greens Collard Mushrooms Summer Squash
Broccoli Cucumber Mustard Tomatoes
Brussels Sprouts Dandelion Okra Turnip Greens
Cabbage Escarole Pepper Watercress
Cauliflower Eggplant Radishes
Celery Greens Sauerkraut
Chard Kale Spinach

VEGETABLE: B
contains:  Carbohydrate –7 grams;  Fat –0 grams;  Protein –2 grams;  Calories -35

Use 1/2 cup:

Beets Peas, Green Rutabaga
Carrots Pumpkin Squash, Winter
Onions Kale Turnips

FRUIT  contains: Carbohydrate –10 grams; Fat –0 grams; Protein –0 grams; Calories -40

  • Fresh, cooked, canned or frozen unsweetened fruits only.
  • Apple (2” Diameter)  1 small
  • Applesauce  1/2 cup
  • Apricots, Fresh  2 medium
  • Apricots, Dried  4 halves
  • Banana  1/2 small
  • Blackberries  1 cup
  • Blueberries  1/2 cup
  • Boysenberries  3/4 cup
  • Cantaloupe (6” Diameter)  1/4
  • Cherries, Raw, Sweet  10 large
  • Cherries, Canned, Red Sour  1/2 cup
  • Cherries, Maraschino  2
  • Dates  2
  • Figs, Fresh  2 large
  • Figs, Dried   1 small
  • Fruit Cocktail, Canned  1/4 cup
  • Grapefruit  1/2 small

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