People with diabetes are free to enjoy fruit as long they carefully monitor portion sizes and total carbohydrate intake, states the American Diabetes Association. Fresh, frozen, or canned fruits in juice or light syrup are more filling choices than dried fruits or fruit juices.
Each portion of fruit should contain one serving of carbohydrates, or about 15 grams. That amounts to only 1/3 to 1/2 of a cup of fruit juice, or just 2 tablespoons of dried cherries or raisins, explains the ADA. A cup of strawberries or blackberries, two clementines, or one-third of a cantaloupe are all more satisfying snacks for the same amount of carbohydrates, according to WebMD.