Here’s a list of legumes suitable for consumption by diabetics. In the table below, GL is Glycemic Load and GI is Glycemic Index You can sort the table whichever way you want by tapping the table headers. Our very own Rajma or Kidney beans look good and I’m sure you’re going to have a bowl a day. I know I did!
Legume Portion GL GI
Baked Beans, canned 150 gm 6 40
Baked Beans in Tomato sauce 150 gm 8 40
Butter beans 150 gm 7 36
Chickpeas, boiled 150 gm 11 36
Kidney beans 150 gm 7 29
Lentils (generic) 150 gm 5 29
Mung bean, sprouts 150 gm 4 25
Soya beans, dried, boiled 150 gm 1 20
Split peas, yellow, dried, soaked overnight, boiled 55 min 150 gm 3 25
Peas, green 80 gm 4 54
Beans, dried, generic, boiled 150 gm 6 20
GL = Glycemic Load
GI = Glycemic Index
For simplicity and caution, in the case of multiple variants, the variant with the higher GL/GI has been included in this table. Please pay attention to the portion size, which is important. These items have been included in this list due to their having a low to low-moderate Glycemic Load. Please however test your blood sugar and gauge your body's unique response to these foods before continued consumption to ensure they work for you. Please also note, this list may not be complete. Please look up the Glycemic Index of foods you wish to eat or believe are safe if they're not included in this table. If the Glycemic Load is 10 or below, they're probably alright for diabetics.