By Latest Reply 2011-09-03 01:52:29 -0500
Started 2011-08-17 12:17:25 -0500

Can we eat fruit ? And peanut butter

15 replies

berrykins0 2011-08-24 15:44:53 -0500 Report

yes you can eat both i try to eat berries as much as possible they have the most fiber in of the better fruits for you.

MewElla 2011-08-20 09:31:59 -0500 Report

I eat half an apple ea morning with my breakfast(high fiber aids in digestion) and a graham cracker with pntbutter on it at nite, if last testing shows I am under 100..It carries me thru the nite (slow digesting fat) making a.m. test excellent…

margokittycat 2011-08-18 15:11:47 -0500 Report

I agree with many others that have replied. Everyone is different and you just have to see if they affect you BS #'s. I can eat fresh fruit in moderation if I et to much it will increase my BS #'s. peanut butter I am good with it does not affect me at all. Thank goodness I love Peanut butter.

Nonna2Three 2011-08-18 08:18:17 -0500 Report

That depends on you. Interesting thing about Diabetes - everyone's diabetes is as different as our fingerprints. We may all look almost alike, in a Diabetic sense, but there will probably be some minor difference, if not some major difference, between us.

I can eat fresh fruit and peanut butter without it hitting my glucose very hard. Now, that may not always be the case, one day my Diabetes may progress to the point that I have to reduce or eliminate one or both, but for now I my glucose can tolerate either just fine.

If I have foods I am not sure of the impact on my glucose I will test before eating it and then test again an hour and a half after eating it to see how hard it hits me.

robertoj 2011-08-18 02:51:39 -0500 Report

I eat fruit and do not feel a need to change. I test and if it affects my BG I'll cut down but right now my numbers are down and my energy is good. Everyone is different so make sure that you monitor it well. Test before you eat and also two hours later. If your numbers get too high don't take any chances; stop.

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Cookie Roma 2011-08-18 02:32:25 -0500 Report

You really need to follow your meter. I know diabetics who can eat fruit all the Time. If I eat more than just a sliver my sugar shoots up. I can have the occasional spoon of (chunky) peanut butter. Again, listen to your meter.

RAYT721 2011-08-17 20:16:06 -0500 Report

Certainly … it's important to realize that you CAN eat just about anything so long as you are in tune with the nutritional data. There are three ways to easily find the calories, carbs, fat, fiber, protein, and such from foods: (a) check out an online food journal program. A free one is at (go to tools - check out MyPlate D); (b) google the food ingredient or restaurant or brand name followed by the words "nutritional information"; and (c) buy or borrow (library) one of the many books like Calorie King. All of these options will show products or ingredients that will help you keep track of your totals per meal and/or per day. When it comes to diabetes, knowledge is power!

Type1Lou 2011-08-17 14:33:56 -0500 Report

Yes and yes. Peanut Butter is one of my MAJOR food groups. I would give up meat before I gave up peanut butter. But I'm picky about my Peanut Butter. I only eat the Natural kind that only has peanuts and salt listed in the ingredients. Smucker's makes a good one. Be careful about the so-called Skippy Natural that has sugar among other ingredients in it and is higher carb. You need to read the labels. I've also been able to introduce some fruit back into my diet. Frequently, for lunch, I will slice up an apple and spread natural PB on the slices. It's about 45 grams of carb, depending on the size of your apple and how much PB you slather on. I find berries are also a low carb fruit that I can eat…you need to watch the carbs and also how YOU metabolize any given fruit. What I might be able to eat could cause your BG to spike. Bon appetit!

GabbyPA 2011-08-18 08:20:57 -0500 Report

I like the Smucker's Natural Peanut Butter too. It is good and you don't have to stir it every time. A dab on a granny smith and I am good to go!

Type1Lou 2011-08-18 18:00:32 -0500 Report

Have you noticed that the apples here in Florida at this time of year have not been as crisp? I was bummed when I paid $1 for one Royal Gala and it turned out mealy. I do like the Fujis and Granny Smiths too but am not particularly fond of the Delicious.

GabbyPA 2011-08-22 05:53:46 -0500 Report

Fuji are my favorites. Unfortunately, they tend to be very large. So I usually get a bag of galas. They are a good size and hit that sweet spot.