Diabetes.org and SparkPeople.com both provide lists of common foods for diabetics and the number of carbohydrates each item contains. For example, there are 15 grams of carbohydrates each in a small piece of fruit, 1/2 cup of oatmeal, two small cookies, 1/4 baked potato and 1/2 cup of ice cream.
Individuals should consume 45 to 60 grams of carbohydrates in a meal, the American Diabetes Association recommends. Individuals may need more or less, depending on how well the diabetes is managed.
SparkPeople provides a single-serving reference guide for diabetics that includes grains, beans, legumes, starchy vegetables, fruits and dairy products. Additionally, the list features fruit juices, sweets and snacks. The website also provides useful information on eating with diabetes and how diet plays a key role in blood sugar levels. Site visitors can access links to meal plans, information on the disease itself, and recipes that are diabetes friendly.