Here’s a list of vegetables that we think aren’t suitable for consumption by diabetics, but can be, in the right portion sizes. 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. Are you excited about potatoes and sweet corn?
Vegetable Portion GL GI
Carrots, raw 80 gm 6 92
Sweet corn on the cob 80 gm 8 48
Sweet corn, boiled 80 gm 11 60
Pumpkin, boiled 80 gm 3 75
Potato, boiled, refrigerated, re-heated 150 gm 8 23
Sweet potato, boiled 150 gm 11 44
Taro/Arbi, peeled, boiled 150 gm 4 48
Green plantain, peeled, boiled 10 min 120 gm 9 39
Beetroot 80 gm 4 64
Yam, peeled, boiled 150 gm 9 25
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.