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By Dtoll Latest Reply 2012-01-21 20:10:56 -0600
Started 2012-01-18 11:53:42 -0600

My husband is type II and he is a fruit lover, which is the best fruits for him. At this time he eats up to 3 clementines a day and two bananas. Help. Can't be good.

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Matunuckan 2012-01-21 20:10:56 -0600 Report

I like apples, but all fruits have carbs, so try smaller apples. The skin (pectin) is also good for you.

GabbyPA 2012-01-19 09:34:57 -0600 Report

Fruits are sugar basically. So they need to be counted that way in your meal plan. Generally fruit is something diabetics should eat in moderation. While it is better than candy, it is still a simple sugar meaning that it can spike his levels.

Here are some videos on good fruit and veggie choices.

The better fruits are berries. They tend to be low carb and filling quantities. Bananas are rough and 1/2 of one is a serving of carbs (about 15 g) What you may want to do is combine your fruits with a fat, protein or fiber to slow them down a little. Such as an apple with cheese or some peanut butter with your banana.

Everyone is different and when finding fruits that your body can tolerate better, it is good to test your levels before you eat, then every 30 minutes for 2 hours after to see how it makes your body react. Once you find the fruits that don't spike him out of control, then you work them into his menu and you will both be happy.

Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2012-01-18 15:45:39 -0600 Report

Hi and welcome to DC. Using the results from tesing BG levels after eating any food at about 30 minute intervals for about 3 hours will tell him what the food item does to his BG. For me, I learned bananas are off my list of acceptable food. Oranges in small amounts, likewise with grapes are doable. Apples are OK. Other people have different foods that are good and bad for them.

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