Yes, great northern beans are very healthy to eat when you have diabetes; however they do have carbohydrates and will raise your blood sugar but are good in moderation. 1/2 cup of great northern beans typically has 15 grams of carbohydrates and 5 grams of fiber and is also equivalent to one “carbohydrate choice”. Carbohydrates are important to include as part of a healthy eating plan since your body uses them to produce energy. Talk to your doctor about seeing a registered dietitian. They will be able to work with you to determine how many grams of carbohydrate per meal are right for you.