By Bluegill88 Latest Reply 2011-09-29 04:58:06 -0500
Started 2011-09-26 21:27:51 -0500

I need your help on the effect of eating watermelon on the body of a person who has been identified as diabete type two.
I have been eating watermelon in lue of eating snacks.

5 replies

MrsCDogg 2011-09-29 04:58:06 -0500 Report

I love watermelon but don't eat it very often. I can eat pretty much any kind of berry and it has almost no effect on my blood sugar levels. Other fruit does though. Bananas are like eating a big sandwich of white bread and sugar for me…lol

MewElla 2011-09-27 07:37:18 -0500 Report

My favorite…watermelon…but I found I can not eat it…drives my bg#'s UP so I have set it aside..everyone is different for sure but for me, can't eat it..

Abby888 2011-09-27 07:10:15 -0500 Report

I personally can not eat watermelon. Its makes my sugar levels go up. Its really trial and error when it comes to food. 1 1/4 cups of watermelon has 15g of carb.

jayabee52 2011-09-27 00:10:13 -0500 Report

Howdy Willie

It depends on how much watermelon you eat per snack, per day.

Really nobody can tell you what eating watermellon does to YOUR body as each Person with diabetes (PWDs) body may react differently to the same food or drink than another's.

When I want to check what a food or drink does to my body. what I do is to take a BG reading before I test a food. That is my baseline reading. I determine what a "serving" of a particular food is using either foodpicker.org (http://foodpicker.org/) or nutrition data.com (http://nutritiondata.self.com/) or
( http://www.bellaonline.com/subjects/4486.asp ) eat a recommended portion of that food. Then 2 hrs lafter my first bite I take a "postpramdial" reading. That will tell me how much that particular portion of food has raised my BG levels over my baseline readings. If it raises my BG less than 50 pts, I may eat that portion without much trouble. If it raises my BG over 50 then I need decide whether it is too much over 50 or not and I may want to retest it with a lower portion size. If it is closer to a 100 pts raise then I usually decide to avoid that food altogether.

I then put a page in my 3 ring binder with that food on it, and record the baseline, the portion conumed and the postprandial results, and my decisions made, whether to retest with a lower portion, and then results of that test, or if I decided to avoid that food altogether.

I do that so I remember what I've tested and what my decisions were, so I don't have to test again needlessly.

That way I have a book of what works for ME and my metabllism specifically.

Blessings to you and yours


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