fruit issue..

By artqween Latest Reply 2013-05-09 11:21:02 -0500
Started 2013-04-25 17:59:09 -0500

I love fruit.. they are a safe minimal sugar and safe in mod. for d. 1 or 2 people right
peeps??? :) hey to all / happy weekend to all btw :)

23 replies

artqween 2013-05-09 11:06:17 -0500 Report

Beings fruit is known for having antioxidant remedies and less sugar than most foods on the market.. and what is also known as a natural sweetner (so to speak)..
i would think it would be ok possibly?? As long as u mon. ur blood pressure?? ultra minimal sweetned foods
with real sugar content and foods with high contents of fats:trans and sat. fats?? :-/ right
my b.p. is always in the low 2 digit numbers..

Also i dont have health insur. , i'm in between jobs and i tryed to apply for access prog. and got denied because i told the interviewer that i was going to feed my son with my food card. So they included him in my app. and i askd them not to. they did anyway:+/. So now i'm outta luck. bummer

jENNjENNtheRN 2013-04-29 02:09:11 -0500 Report

Dried fruit = lots of concentrated sugar… fresh fruits vary in sugar content and no two people are going to have the same glucose rise even if they are eating the same fruit. Check your sugars to know your own patterns.

sNerTs1 2013-04-26 14:47:54 -0500 Report

WoW! While I wholeheartedly believe education is key to getting through all facets of life, sometimes the wrong information will totally steer one in the absolute wrong direction. The online QUIZ you took is very misleading and completely untrue. While weight can be one of the risk factors for diabetics today, it is NOT the only determinate. Diabetes is measured by the insulin a person may or may not produce effectively. There are tests that your physician can do to establish if you have this "at times" debilitating disease that has NO cure at the present moment.

At first, I was offended by what all I had read here (that is a rarity for me). Then I realized that you were simply misinformed. I urge you to get tested first off, that requires a simple blood test done by your doctor. If you indeed have this disease that we all struggle through, then you seriously need to educate yourself and get education not only through your doctor but a nutritionist as well. This is NOT a disease that can be determined by an online survey!

As far as your question … Some fruits are ok and others are not. Some have a high concentrated level of their own sugars such as, but not limited to, bananas, pineapples, plums and pears. Just because you can't "taste" the sugar, doesn't mean that it's not there. A simple explanation for that is, breads, starchy foods, rice, noodles and the like. They all process like sugar and are commonly referred to and known as carbohydrates. They do not taste sugary at all, yet can cause your body to react with a high glucose reading.

There are many things that "WE" as diabetics do on a daily basis to check our BG (blood glucose) levels. Some people need those readings to specifically adjust their insulin shots to help their bodies to work correctly in processing the foods they have eaten. Others use the BGs before and after meals and even exercising to make sure our range is in a comfortable place.

I, like others on here, know of people and are people who have suffered debilitating effects from this disease and it is something that should NEVER be taken lightly. While I commend you on taking Zumba classes as your form of exercise, I highly suggest you get in to see a medical professional to find out if you are diabetic. Good luck. Cheryl

artqween 2013-04-26 10:17:28 -0500 Report

So far i believe i'm safe for now. i eat a small donut stick in the morn'n/afternoon and thats it on the sugary treats. i do alot of zumba dancing now and wslk in place along with that.

Preacher79 2013-04-27 23:47:58 -0500 Report

Everyone's body metabolizes carbohydrates differently. Exercise and lifestyle make a big difference as well as how the body reacts to stress and/or excitement affect sugar levels. It is important to get properly diagnosed and learn how to keep sugar levels under control to reduce the severity of complications that will occur if sugar levels are not controlled. The decision to take control is an individual one. You must live with the result of your decisions. I pray that you seek a proper diagnosis and education as it is directly related to quality of life as diabetes progresses.

artqween 2013-04-26 10:12:56 -0500 Report

I love the berry group. yumm… what all fruit is safe to eat though where i dont have to worry on quanity control peeps? :)

artqween 2013-04-26 09:44:18 -0500 Report

Like i said in my posts.. i took a diabetic quiz and on a diabetic website found out i was t1 because of my weight.
According to the results if u r over a certain weight cat. and height which i was i was a t1
Again thanx for sharing.. appreciate it..

Dr John
Dr John 2013-05-03 09:23:12 -0500 Report

If your pancreas no longer produces insulin, you would be dead by now. You really really need to see a doctor.

manapua72 2013-04-26 08:00:29 -0500 Report

Wow , I think we had this discussion a while back … You're the one that thought you were diabetic because a quiz indicated you were … Well myself and numerous suggested you should see a doctor and find out … To hell with knowing about eating fruits … What's important for you is to finally see a doctor and find out … Diabetes is no joke …I know people that have lost their legs , their vision , and sadly even some that have list their lives … I myself suffer complications due to this affliction … My fault for not diabetes seriously for years … I don't want you to make the same mistakes I made … I want to take charge , prevent complications for as long as possible and have a great life !!!!!!!!!! Like I said earlier to hell with the fruits you can learn about that later … Go see a doctor get tested for Diabetes … IT COULD VERY WELL MEAN YOUR LIFE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Gwen214 2013-04-25 20:48:48 -0500 Report

I'm T1 I can eat as much fruit and not get a spike, except for bananas.

artqween 2013-04-26 03:37:45 -0500 Report

i'm a little nervous to talk about this.. :-/
Plezd to meet u guys thanx for ur input very cool… I eat bananas also.. i cant see bananas having much sugar in them though? :-/ hey btw to allllll :)

artqween 2013-04-25 20:26:29 -0500 Report

I think i'm a t1 too according to a quiz i did on a diabetic website not to long ago. however.. i was told on a diabetic forum that t 1 or 2's shouldnt eat fruit? Snd that blu my mind. Eaten carefully in mod. shouldnt hurt compared to thr other foods that r out there? my fav. Is plums peachs blueberries i cant see bananas having sugar in them i personnally dont taste it?

Gwen214 2013-04-26 23:53:01 -0500 Report

Everyone is different. there are different types of diabetes. My parents are T 2, if they eat too many fruits their BG skyrockets. It's may be different for another T2. Eat the fruit, check your BG, then you will know if the fruit affects your BG levels. Eat in moderation

Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2013-04-25 20:21:00 -0500 Report

For me, it depends on the fruit. I can eat only about 7 grapes. A whole medium - small apple does not raise my BG too much. But 1/4 of a banana, or half a small orange is sure to give me a spike, so I seldom eat any. Blueberries and strawberries seem to be doing good for me. I limit strawberries because of allergies.