As a diabetic, it’s easy to assume that basically all salad-type vegetables are safe to eat. I’m no dietician, but that sounds like it’s probably true for the most part.
Carrots, however, are higher in carbs than other veggies you might find in your average green salad. This veggie carb chart says so.
I was vaguely aware of this, but up until recently I continued to occasionally eat a huge carrot for my morning “breakfast” at my desk at work.
Blood sugar reading before eating: 120
This reading of 120 was in the morning before eating anything.
Blood sugar reading after eating: 200
This reading was about 1 hr. 15 min. after I finished my carrot.
When I saw 200, I was like DAYYYYYYUMMMM. I mean, all I ate was a damn carrot! Granted, it was a big carrot. It weighed nearly 300 grams, about 2/3 of a pound. But it was a carrot!
Damn you, carrots. I think I can still eat maybe half a carrot in the morning, and just fill in the gap with cucumbers or cherry tomatoes or whatever. Sigh.