What are good fruits that I can eat?

By coolred63 Latest Reply 2013-06-08 09:49:56 -0500
Started 2013-05-16 23:03:23 -0500

I was wanting to know what fruits I can eat as I love fruit but not sure what ones I can eat without shooting up my sugar level. I have looked online but sometimes its confusing because as usual on internet you have different sites saying different fruits that are good for diabetics. fruits I love are any kind of berries (blueberry, raspberry, strawberry, blackberry etc),apples ,oranges, bananas, peaches, pears, pineapple and I'm just not sure what ones I can eat that aren't bad for diabetics. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!

6 replies

tabby9146 2013-06-08 09:49:56 -0500 Report

I've always read and heard from others, for years now that any type of berries are best for diabetics and I have read where fresh peaches are lower on the glycemic index as well, all or most of them in moderation with some protein and fiber or a fat and protein. when I was first diagnosed over 4 yrs ago., I was scared of fruit. I used to eat only canned fruit with splenda and only certain one, but later I found I could eat more than I thought and I can have watermelon but have to watch amount, I was surprised at that. fruits, esp fresh ones, have such great health benefits and with the fiber most provide and nutrients, antioxidants it's a good idea to include them most days.

Set apart
Set apart 2013-05-29 05:55:33 -0500 Report

I eat apples, berries, pears, and had a watermelon wedge yesterday, low glycemic, all in moderation. I mean small apples, like my Dr. Says no apples on steroids, 1/2 pear, 1/2 sometimes 1 cup of mixed berries. I can't eat any other type of fruit!

Fefe12 2013-05-29 03:34:02 -0500 Report

You have to go back to basics. Have a fruit, wait two hours, check your BS. Watch the amount your eating and have it with a fat or protien. Make sure you count the carbs and stay within your limits. Hopefully you should be able to eat everything.

Chopstix 2013-05-19 07:06:12 -0500 Report

All of those are good choices. Just remember every thing in moderation. You can also try eating half of the fruit now and the other later to see how much your BG rises. Just a thought…

Type1Lou 2013-05-18 10:44:06 -0500 Report

The truth is that it may vary by individual. (Probably not what you want to hear!) I find I can eat a portion of most berries (strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, blackberries) without much elevation in my blood glucose. I do eat an apple with peanut butter nearly every day for lunch but weigh my apple on a special scale that tells me how many carbs are in it…apples can vary greatly in size and weight. I then take the appropriate bolus insulin for the carbs I'm eating. I find I need to avoid most citrus, pineapple, mangos and bananas. Raisins and dried fruit are definitely off limits due to the concentrated sugar content. Become aware of the portion sizes and carb content of individual fruit (or any food, really), then, 2 hours after eating some, test to see how it affects YOU. What may be bad for me may not affect you as badly.