The recommended daily intake of sugar from total carbohydrates for people with Type 2 diabetes is 22 grams for women and 36 grams for men, states EverydayHealth. The recommended daily intake of sugar for children is 12 grams.
Carbohydrates should account for between 45 and 65 percent of total calories and no more than 130 grams per day, advises Healthline. In addition, diabetics should avoid added sugars from carbohydrates, such as cane sugar, brown sugar and syrups.
Honey, fruit and other natural sugars, while preferable to processed sugars, also are processed into glucose in the body, stimulating insulin production, states EverdayHealth. Excess glucose in the blood contributes to diabetes.
Including 25 grams of soluble fiber per day as part of a healthy diet for women and 38 grams for men is beneficial for managing diabetes, states Healthline. Fiber reduces the total carbohydrate count by stabilizing blood sugar.