Diabetics should aim for roughly 45 grams of carbohydrates per meal daily, and the average piece of whole fruit contains 15 grams of carbohydrates, reports Everyday Health. If a diabetic eats three meals a day, a total of roughly nine pieces of whole fruit may be eaten.
Studies have linked fruit consumption with reduced risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to Everyday Health. However, those who are already diabetic must keep an eye on their total carbohydrate consumption daily, including fruits. Different fruits contain various amounts of carbohydrates, but on average, a piece of whole fruit contains 15 grams of carbs. Dried fruits, canned fruits, frozen fruits and fruit juices are more carbohydrate-dense and must be further limited.