Bananas?

Chris Clement
By Chris Clement Latest Reply 2014-12-05 01:12:27 -0600
Started 2013-05-09 14:49:13 -0500

So I already know that bananas are pretty high in carbs and all that…but does that mean a diabetic should avoid them? I love bananas. I love them in smoothies, desserts, plain for breakfast, etc. They have a good hit of potassium, which is great, and I (a type 1 diabetic) can easily calculate and dose for them. Maybe I'm a terrible diabetic.

How about the rest of you? Type 1, Type 2, do you eat bananas?


9 replies

IronOre
IronOre 2013-05-12 18:19:17 -0500 Report

I have been TI for 38 years and have had no problems with bananas.
Treat the carbs in bananas just like you would treat any other carb.
I go by 2 carbs per inch of banana . . . no I don't carry a ruler wherever I go, but I know how many inches four of my fingers are, so I use that when I need to.

IronOre
IronOre 2013-05-12 18:18:50 -0500 Report

I have been TI for 38 years and have had no problems with bananas.
Treat the carbs in bananas just like you would treat any other carb.
I go by 2 carbs per inch of banana . . . no I don't carry a ruler wherever I go, but I know how many inches four of my fingers are, so I use that when I need to.

Mz Tara
Mz Tara 2013-05-10 21:17:53 -0500 Report

I love bananas. I may eat one for breakfast w/ a couple hard boiled eggs and a bottled water.

Jeanette Terry
Jeanette TerryPA 2013-05-10 14:10:38 -0500 Report

I love bananas! and also being a type 1 diabetic find it easy to dose for them. They don't do crazy things that leave me guessing like some other fruits do. It is true that they are a little higher in carbs, but I think each person just has to decide if they want to work it into their diet or not. Everyone is different, it doesn't make us bad diabetics.

kc4dale
kc4dale 2013-05-10 08:39:23 -0500 Report

I am type 2 and I was told to only eat half of it. That is very hard to do, as I love bananas as well!

Gwen214
Gwen214 2013-05-09 22:47:21 -0500 Report

I don't avoid them. I'm type 1, I eat, but not all the time. I really have to be craving for them.

KG66
KG66 2013-05-09 16:29:00 -0500 Report

I love bananas! I don't eat them often mostly because my family eats them so fast! :) When I was first diagnosed with diabetes the nurses would bring me things like a banana for a snack. So knowing that… I don't think they are bad for diabetics. Look at it this way. 1 medium banana can range from 30-40 carbs and is a healthy choice. Were as a doughnut has the same amount of carbs and is not healthy at all for anyone! :P