Food Exchanges



Food Exchanges for Diabetics on Sick Days (each item equals one bread or fruit exchange)

Food Item


Sugar Packets

2 to 3

Fruit juice

1/3 to 1/2 cup

Fruit-flavored drink

1/2 cup

Soda pop (not diet)

1/2 cup

Jello ™ (regular, not sugar-free)

1/2 cup

Popsicle ™ (regular, not sugar-free)

1/2 twin


1/4 cup

Saltine Crackers

6 squares


1 cup

Thin soup (vegetable, chicken noodle)

1 cup

Thick soup (cream of mushroom, tomato)

1/2 cup

Ice Cream (vanilla)

1/2 cup

Pudding (sugar-free)

1/2 cup

Pudding (regular)

1/4 cup

Macaroni, noodles, rice, mashed potatoes

1/2 cup (cooked)



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