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What vegetables should I avoid if I have diabetes?

Although vegetables are great sources of vitamins and minerals, some vegetables really belong in the "starch" section of the food pyramid. If you have diabetes, watch out for potatoes, corn, and other starchy vegetables because they are high in carbohydrate and raise blood glucose levels more than leafy greens and other veggie options. Talk to your diabetes educator or dietitian if you have any questions about which vegetables fall into this "high carb" category.

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