By calories Latest Reply 2012-07-09 11:24:05 -0500
Started 2012-07-05 13:02:13 -0500

can diabetics can eat grapes?

12 replies

IronOre 2012-07-07 12:44:04 -0500 Report

I0 grapes are 8 carbs, and 19 grapes are 1 carb exchange, so it shouldn't be a problem.
I am not sure why some gave a specific amount that you can eat because that is something that only you can figure out.

Set apart
Set apart 2012-07-06 06:07:04 -0500 Report

Like others here I stay with about 6-8 and I am safe. I also found out this week I can't eat cherries! My BG level took off like a sky rocket! I haven't tried watermelon because it's my favorite and have heard it's not good for me, :-(

red flower lady
red flower lady 2012-07-06 00:56:42 -0500 Report

Yes, but only like 6 to 8 of them. Check with your dr or his nurse as they know what meds you take and how you should be eating:)

jayabee52 2012-07-05 17:14:20 -0500 Report

Howdy Calories! WELCOME to DiabeticConnect!

Really the only way you can tell for sure whether or not grapes are on your no-no list, or your "yes with moderation list" is to "eat tp your meter" as old biker suggested.

One of the ways of doing so is to follow the method outlined in this discussion here ~ http://www.diabeticconnect.com/discussions/14... Only then can you tell for sure if grapes "play nice" with your metabolism or whether you should avoid them completely

old biker
old biker 2012-07-05 16:50:41 -0500 Report

That would depend on who you ask and how restrictive a diet you want to be on.
I am on a single set dosage of insulin. In an effort to keep that dosage as low as possible I had to eliminate all fruits and juices among many other things..Every one is different you might not have a problem with them and then again you might..Test your BGL eat some grapes then test again 2 hrs latter and see what your BGL is

Controlled 2012-07-05 14:52:52 -0500 Report

Like everything else, there are many variables. Some people on insulin eat largely what they want and then just adjust their insulin. Others, who are not on medication, can eat based on their unique metabolism or their current BG. If you are low, you can eat lots of things that you otherwise would limit.

To my knowledge, there is no blanket prohibition against any food and a healthy diet includes many things, in moderation.