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Are almonds, walnuts and pecans in the starch food catagory
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a new study published in the journal Diabetes Care has confirmed that a handful or two of nuts per day could be the key to controlling your blood sugar and balancing your LDL-cholesterol levels.

A team of researchers led by Dr. David Jenkins of the University of Toronto found that replacing some carbohydrates in a group of Type II diabetics' diets with two ounces of mixed nuts daily allowed them to have significantly better control over their blood-glucose levels. Not only that, but the study volunteers also saw a welcome drop in their LDL-cholesterol numbers.
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All nuts are classified as fatty foods, but most have a small amount of carbohydarates and protein in them too.  

This chart tells you how many grams of carbohydrates and fat are in different types of foods and are grouped by type of food.   Go down to the Nuts and Seeds area and you will find the carbohydrates, protein and calorie amounts for the different types of nuts:  

This chart gives you more nutrient information, but you have to look for each food alphabetically as they are not grouped by types:  


I hope that this helps you out...
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As Zoelula stated, almonds, walnuts and pecans are very appropriate for a diabetic diet.
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Do you mean are they high in carbs? No, they are not and therefore make great snacks for diabetics.
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