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Diabetes: The Plate Method for Diabetes (596)

Diabetes: The Plate Method for Diabetes (596) - Clinical Hub, Patient Education, Health and Nutrition Facts For You, Nutrition


The Plate Method for Diabetes guide provides: consistent carbohydrate, balanced meals, greater fiber intake, healthy amounts of fat,
protein, fruits and vegetables. Eat 3 meals each day. At each meal choose one item from each food group. Use a 9-inch plate.
Carbohydrate foods give energy and raise blood sugar. Choose 3-4 servings (45-60 grams) carbohydrate foods each meal.

Your health care team may have given you this information as part of your care. If so, please use it and call if you have any questions. If this information was not given to you as part
of your care, please check with your doctor. This is not medical advice. This is not to be used for diagnosis or treatment of any medical condition. Because each person’s health
needs are different, you should talk with your doctor or others on your health care team when using this information. If you have an emergency, please call 911. Copyright 10/2015
University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics Authority. All rights reserved. Produced by the Clinical Nutrition Services Department and the Department of Nursing. HF#596

Milk or Yogurt:
(15 grams carb each)
Milk (skim or 1%), 1 cup
Low fat yogurt, 1 cup
(plain, light, or Greek)
Olive oil, 2 tsp.
Butter, 2 tsp.
Salad dressing, 2 Tbsp
Cream cheese, 2 Tbsp.
Tub margarine, 2 tsp.
Avocado, ¼ cup
Nuts, 12-20

(15 grams carb each)
Apple/orange, 1 small
Berries, 1 cup
Banana, 1 small
Melon, 1 cup
Fruit juice, ½ cup
Dried fruit, 2 Tbsp.
Grapes or cherries, 15

Skinless chicken or turkey, 2-3 oz.
Fish (tuna, salmon, etc.), 2-3 oz.
Nuts, ¼ cup
Eggs, 1-2
Peanut butter, 2 Tbsp.
Low fat cheese, 1 oz.
Low fat turkey sausage, 1-2 oz.
Lean beef or pork, 2-3 oz.
Cottage cheese, ½ cup
Non Starchy Vegetables:
1-2 cup portion

Asparagus Onion Cauliflower
Cabbage Peppers Tomatoes
Lettuce Cucumber Chard or Kale
Carrots Celery Green Beans
Broccoli Spinach Mushroom

(15 grams carb each)
Bread, 1 slice
Oatmeal, ½ cup cooked
Dry cereal, ¾ cup
Bagel, ⅓-½
Pasta, ⅓ cup cooked
Rice, ⅓ cup cooked
Quinoa, ⅓ cup cooked
Baked potato, ½ medium
Tortilla, 1 small (6-inch)
Peas/corn, ½ cup
Lentils/beans, ½ cup cooked