Fruit in the morning

By mlalkire Latest Reply 2013-05-15 10:08:08 -0500
Started 2013-05-06 15:54:35 -0500

Hi I wanted to know if anyone knew if it was ok to have fruit in the morning or should I have it through out the day.

9 replies

tabby9146 2013-05-15 10:08:08 -0500 Report

it is okay for most diabetics to have two or three pieces of fruit a day, as long as they are the lower carb fruits and combined with another low carb snack to go along with it, that also has fiber and protein. I don't ever eat fruit by itself, except for a cutie, they don't spike me much.

tabby9146 2013-05-15 10:06:57 -0500 Report

I just recently bought some more "Cuties" as they are called they are small tangerines, that are seedless, very sweet and tasty! they have been a fave. fruit of mine for yrs and kids usually love them. Usually a small piece of fruit most anyway, contain only about 15 carbs, these cuties, I looked it up this morning, one has less than that!! Combine it with string cheese, or some low fat cheese, or natural peanut butter, or even eat an egg and then whole wheat toast then a piece of fruit, but the cuties I highly recommend.

lanessa 2013-05-08 23:19:29 -0500 Report

Well I don't do fruit at all cuz it's high n sugar but I will add one fruit too my diet n 2more months

Chuck Fisher
Chuck Fisher 2013-05-08 10:29:37 -0500 Report

Not all fruit (or sugar) have the same effect on blood glucose levels. Check the glycemic index (GI) of various fruits. Here are some on-line resources:

Buy a kitchen scale, especially one that has nutritional values built-in. Weigh before you eat. Know how many carbs you are ingesting. After some experience, you will be able to judge what is an appropriate serving size.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2013-05-06 19:11:39 -0500 Report

That would depend on the fruit and the natural sugar in the fruit. Some mornings I have a Red Grapefruit that comes in the fruit cups. I eat fruit based on my numbers because they have natural sugar in them and can effect the blood sugar. If you are following a meal plan you should know what fruits are incorporated in it and determine when and how to eat it. I basically eat what fruits I want when I have the urge for it. I am also allergic to all fruits with pits so that limits my fruit intake to apples, grapefruit or pears and berries.

If you are unsure talk to a nutritionist.

Nick1962 2013-05-06 16:49:24 -0500 Report

As a T2 myself, doesn't make much difference as long as I'm counting it.
I have half an apple for breakfast, the rest for a 3:00 snack.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2013-05-06 19:14:08 -0500 Report

Nick sometimes if I am not hungry enough to eat a full lunch will eat and entire apple. Keeps me going until I feel like eating something then I eat some cheese and a few crackers.