By flipmom Latest Reply 2011-09-03 08:56:03 -0500
Started 2011-08-24 11:24:40 -0500

i just found this article that i think would be very helpful to me since i dont really eat a lot of fruit so im gonna give it a try… maybe you can add fruits on your list thats low in carb too.. i hope this helps..

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dubyadd 2011-08-25 04:22:29 -0500 Report

Well as a diabetic I recall a phrase " fruits are not our friends " at least for the most part. I looked at that list and first of all I would remove mangoes and pineapple as they have too many carbs with little fiber. Personally, I stick to mostly the berries, straw, blue, black and red. Grapefruit and less of oranges, and occasional melons. The rest i would not buy in any quantity as the carb/fiber ratio is just not the best for diabetics. But small quantities of almost any fruit except dried fruit won't hurt, occasionally.

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pet keeper 2011-08-26 11:03:35 -0500 Report

I love fruit also. I was just recently diagnosed. I went to the hospital for back surgery aND THEY FOUND OUT I was a diabetic. Now on injections 3-4 times daily, what a bummer. Keeping track of what I eat andf the carbs is a pain. Mu brother found out in January that he is diabetic also. Don't mind giving myself shots but always checking the carbs is crazy. I just want to get back to normal agaqin. Has anyone heard of someone who was a full blown diabetic and ended up going back to normal without shots and carb checking??? Let me know. It would be an inspiration. I hsve God in my life and I know He will see me through this. May God richly bless you. Godschild

dubyadd 2011-08-27 17:07:43 -0500 Report

I have read some reports of people so called "eliminating" all symptoms of diabetes. But they never say if the person returned to a "regular diet" with no meds. I have seen some very severe diets that claim to eliminate diabetes, and you can search the Internet for these. Sometimes weird things happen, I read a report of doctors injecting a cayenne pepper solution into the pancreas and it restarted the beta cells to regenerate and produce viable insulin again. Some think that our own immune system attacks beta cells as intruders and kills them off faster than our body can regrow them. And this is why diabetics always get worse with time. I tried a cayenne pepper pills for about a year and it did nothing for me (except cause severe indigestion and heartburn) but others have found it does reduce glucose levels. My own sister was a diabetic for about 20 years when all of a sudden her blood sugar was normal and her doctor took her off insulin and all other diabetic drugs. No one knew why, but she died less than a year later, so I guess that was not really a good thing. I suggest you spend a good deal of your internet time reading responses on this web site and searching the web for diabetic answers, there are volumes of it out there, then you will find for your self that there is no real cure. Some have said that the worst thing for diabetics was the discovery of insulin. It did not cure the disease, only prolonged it and delayed the research on a real cure, which I think will eventually be found, in the next 100years or so. Good luck, don't want to discourage you , just being realistic.

ArneG 2011-09-01 21:53:07 -0500 Report

My brother-in-law was diabetic he was about 75 lbs over weight by changing his diet and exercise he lost 50 lbs and no longer need to take any diabetic or high blood pressure meds.

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pet keeper 2011-08-27 18:10:52 -0500 Report

thank you for your input. I too know that once you have it, you can't get rid of it. I however do not remember anyone either on my moms side or dads side having diabetes. So how did my brother and I get it???

dubyadd 2011-08-27 22:25:21 -0500 Report

if you ever find out , let us all know. I think it is probably a combination of factors, including genetics, changes in DNA due to different drugs and or radiation, too much sugar and or carbs when young, not enough exercise, some type of infection that ends up in the pancreas. Did you ever have a fever when a child, then the Doc gives you some antibiotics, maybe the drug did something to your beta cells? My brother in law recently died of lung cancer but never smoked a day in his life, and lived a pretty healthy lifestyle, too much time in the sun? Doctors told his wife his lungs looked like a heavy smoker for 40 years? Go figure. Why don't all smokers get cancer? Why don't all heavy people get diabetes? My dentist has diabetes, she is kinda round shaped but controls it without any meds by following a strict almost no carb diet. Her mother on the other hand is a true vegetarian, no meat, or dairy products, is so thin she disappears when turns sideways yet takes has to take oral meds to control her diabetes? Go figure!

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pet keeper 2011-08-28 15:01:04 -0500 Report

thank you for your reply. Guess i'll never know what brought it on. Maybe my back surgery or meds they gave me in the hospital or nursing home. May God richly bless you and your struggles with diabetes. pet keeper

dubyadd 2011-08-28 16:54:36 -0500 Report

I thought about my reply to you and left something out. Were your parents ever tested for diabetes? The experts say that there are 20 million people in the US with un diagnosed diabetes.

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pet keeper 2011-08-28 21:07:54 -0500 Report

not that I know of. Mom had the oposite of diabetes though now thar I think of it.Hyoglocemia. Pet Keeper

flipmom 2011-08-25 12:16:08 -0500 Report

fruits nowadays are treats for me.. i include them with my meal… i believe that each person is defferent on what their body can tolerate.. moderation is the key.. and testing so you know which really is bad for you ! i love strawberries as much as chocolate so im good!! LOL!!

dubyadd 2011-09-03 05:15:28 -0500 Report

Nothing wrong with strawberries, one of the best fruit you can have. I dip mine in a calorie free chocolate dip. It has no carbs, no sugar,no fat , no calories. IT is made by "Walden Farms" and should be available in natural food stores. By the way, small amount of "real chocolate" is OK too, as long as the cocoa content is above 60-65 %. It has some health benefits,
"Recent studies have suggested that cocoa or dark
chocolate may possess certain beneficial effects on human health. This is mainly caused by a particular substance present in cocoa called epicatechin. Cocoa possesses a significant antioxidant action, protecting against LDL oxidation, perhaps more than other polyphenol antioxidant-rich foods and beverages. Chocolate phenols have been shown to protect the arteries from plaque formation and to prevent LDL oxidation for two hours after consumption. Some studies have also observed a modest reduction in blood pressure and flow-mediated dilation after consuming dark chocolate daily.
Consuming milk chocolate or white chocolate, or drinking fat-containing milk with dark chocolate, appears to largely negate the health benefit.

Consuming relatively large amounts of dark chocolate and cocoa does not seem to raise serum LDL cholesterol levels; some studies even find that it could lower them. Indeed, small but regular amounts of dark chocolate have been associated with a lower risk of a heart attack.
Studies suggest a specially formulated type of cocoa may be nootropic and delay brain function decline as people age.

Mars, Incorporated, a Virginia-based candy company, spends money each year on flavonol research. The company is talking with pharmaceutical companies to license drugs based on synthesized cocoa flavonol molecules. According to Mars-funded researchers at Harvard, the University of California, and European universities, cocoa-based prescription drugs could potentially help treat diabetes, dementia and other diseases.

Go figure, some day we may be eating a candy bar to cure our diabetes… OK by me!!!

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GabbyPA 2011-08-24 20:56:56 -0500 Report

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dubyadd 2011-08-27 22:32:25 -0500 Report

For the most part I like them too but I think they need to check their info better. The one on the fruits said mangos and pinnapple was Ok for us T1's and 2's. But I have read on multiple studies that these both have high glycemic values and are really a no no for diabetics. i do not eat them for this reason. I substitute, berries instead. What say you?

flipmom 2011-09-01 23:08:16 -0500 Report

i eat mangoes and pineapples and they are low compare to pear which is 27.5 g per serving… noticed that theres no banana on the list.. know your body and what time of day u can eat it.. i cant eat any fruit at or after dinnertime… i eat fruits as snack and have protien and low carb meal… but like most , i dont always follow my routine..

dubyadd 2011-09-03 04:48:02 -0500 Report

My sources say pears have 15 grams of carbs and bananas 23 carbs and none of the fiber than a pear has. I recall a doctor saying that if you eat a banana, he could not inject enough insulin fast enough, to counter act the increase in your blood glucose. Just remember that "fruits are not our friends". One must be very selective in eating fruits. If you are eating bananas, mango's and pineapple, you will have trouble with your glucose. I love these 3 fruits but because they have a very low fiber content compared to the carbs I don't eat them. Stick to the berries, blue, black, ras, and straw. They are sweet have lots of antioxidants, and fiber compared to their carbs. But you still can't go over board even on these. Small portions are the key, more so with pears and apples, and melons.
But we are all different. If you feel that bananas are OK for you, I would test my glucose, eat the banana and retest 30 and 60 and 120 mins later. See what your sugar readings are. Then decide if you really want to include them in your diet.

re1ndeer 2011-08-24 12:24:29 -0500 Report

Thanks for posting. It is really great to have lists of fruits and vegies that are exceptable to diabetics.

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