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Gestational Diabetes: Counting Carbs

The following menus contain 30 grams of carbohydrates:

  • Sandwich made with:
    Two slices of bread, equaling 30 grams of carbohydrates
    Egg, cheese, meat or tuna
    Mayo, mustard, lettuce, tomato
  • One-half sandwich, equaling 15 grams of carbohydrates
    Eight ounces of milk, equaling 15 grams of carbohydrates
  • Two small six-inch size corn or flour tortillas, equaling 30 grams of carbohydrates
    Cheese, meat, avocado, lettuce, tomato, low-fat sour cream, salsa
  • One hamburger or cheeseburger, equaling 30 grams of carbohydrates
  • Twelve saltine crackers, equaling 30 grams of carbohydrates
    Cheese or sugar-free peanut butter
  • One English muffin, equaling 30 grams of carbohydrates
    Cheese, eggs or peanut butter
  • One cup of cooked oatmeal, equaling 30 grams of carbohydrates
    Butter, cinnamon or Equal
  • Three graham cracker squares, equaling 15 grams of carbohydrates
    One cup of milk, equaling 15 grams of carbohydrates
  • One cup of aspartame sweetened yogurt, equaling approximately 15 grams of carbohydrates
  • One piece of toast. Butter or margarine, if desired
  • One cup of unsweetened yogurt, equaling 15 grams of carbohydrates
    15 grapes or one cup of melon or one very small banana, equaling 15 grams of carbohydrates
  • Six cups of popcorn, equaling 30 grams of carbohydrates
  • One cup of sugar-free pudding, equaling 30 grams of carbohydrates
  • One small bag of pretzels or baked chips, read label for 30 grams of carbohydrates
  • One cup of plain yogurt or aspartame sweetened yogurt, equaling 15 grams of carbohydrates
  • Three tablespoons of Grapenuts cereal, equaling 15 grams of carbohydrates
  • 14 Ritz Crackers, equaling 15 grams of carbohydrates
    Broth
  • One-half of large bagel, equaling 30 grams of carbohydrates
    Peanut butter or cheese
  • Two rice cakes, equaling 15 grams of carbohydrates
    One cup of milk, equaling 15 grams of carbohydrates
  • One small piece of fruit, equaling 15 grams of carbohydrates
    One cup of milk, equaling 15 grams of carbohydrates
  • One cup of soup, read label for 15 grams of carbohydrates
    Six saltine crackers, equaling 15 grams of carbohydrates
  • Two-thirds cup of buttered noodles, equaling 30 grams of carbohydrates
    Parmesan cheese
  • One small apple, equaling 15 grams of carbohydrates
    Seven Ritz crackers, equaling 15 grams of carbohydrates
    One string cheese
  • One whole pita bread, equaling 30 grams of carbohydrates
    Feta cheese, olives, tomatoes, onions, lettuce
  • One-half cup of cooked grits, equaling 15 grams of carbohydrates
    One piece of toast, equaling 15 grams of carbohydrates
    One or two eggs
  • Muffin-pizzas made with one whole English muffin, equaling 30 grams of carbohydrates
    Sugar-free pasta sauce
    Vegetables, cheese

 

Reviewed by health care specialists at UCSF Medical Center.

This information is for educational purposes only and is not intended to replace the advice of your doctor or health care provider. We encourage you to discuss with your doctor any questions or concerns you may have.

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Diabetes Clinic at Mount Zion
2200 Post St., Suite C-418
San Francisco, CA 94115
Phone: (415) 885–3868
Fax: (415) 885–7724

Diabetes Clinic at Parnassus
400 Parnassus Ave., Suite A-550
San Francisco, CA 94143
Phone: (415) 353–2350
Fax: (415) 353–2337

Diabetes Teaching Center
400 Parnassus Ave., Suite A-550
San Francisco, CA 94143
Phone: (415) 353–2266
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