7 Bad Carbs You Should Be Eating When You Have Diabetes

"White" carbohydrates are usually off limits for diabetics. But potatoes work. These starchy veggies have a lot of fiber when eaten with the skin.


Yes, pasta is refined “white” carb. However, pasta starch digests slower than “indulgent” white carbs like doughnuts and sweets, reducing blood sugar response.


Dried fruit is often thought to be too sugary to be allowed on a diabetes-friendly diet. But certain dried fruits that are not made with added sugars can be a nutritious and convenient

Dried Fruit

Perhaps because they are naturally sweet, in some circles carrots are thought of as a food to avoid for those with diabetes.


Cereal comes in a wide range of varieties, from sugar-packed choices chock-full of artificial colors and flavorings and zero fiber, to whole-grain, fiber-rich options.


Beans, lentils, and chickpeas are often avoided due to their carb content. But they are a great source of fiber and protein, which can help in blood sugar control.


Some people avoid dairy due to lactose, a type of sugar. However, dairy products like yogurt and milk are good sources of calcium, protein, and other nutrients

Dairy Products