Does peaches have sugar in it?

smithlittle (Rob)
By smithlittle (Rob) Latest Reply 2013-10-23 13:20:02 -0500
Started 2013-06-09 20:02:54 -0500

Can you tell me if peaches have sugar in them ? Can you tell me about grapes? Are grapes ok to eat? This is not easy on me having diabetes.

9 replies

Stuart1966 2013-06-11 23:43:25 -0500 Report

Fruit by definition has some form of sugar in it.

What makes up a SINGLE serving of any fruit(s), and how to trade or barter having grapes vs. a banana or a piece of cantaloupe is exactly what diet education is all about. You need education ASAP.

It is OK to eat almost anything if, and WHEN you understand portion size, and the basic concepts, and your particular goals. Professional dietitians will help you get there.

A single serving of almost any food is perfectly fine, if you can accurately figure out what it is made of and just how many servings you have in front of you. It is a challenging game for the most experienced among us.
Some foods are "off the list", forbidden because no matter how small a taste, how tiny the portion, it will play hell with your blood sugar… you will feel lousy from it and the wicked blood sugar roller-coaster it produces

There are tricks…

JessTheMess 2013-06-11 00:33:38 -0500 Report

Try berries

locarb 2013-10-23 13:20:02 -0500 Report

Used to do this with, what I thought, was good success. Then learned that many fruits have high oxalates and for those who developed kidney stones, have to be avoided. Please be careful, the surgery and recovery are awful. It seems like there's always so many variables to monitor.

jigsaw 2013-06-11 05:59:49 -0500 Report

Yep, strawberries, blueberries, most berries are low on the glycemic index, and super healthy! Very smart advice!!!

jigsaw 2013-06-10 10:38:23 -0500 Report

Some fruits are high on the glycemic index, some are intermediate, and some are low. The higher the fruit is on the glycemic index, would generally indicate how fast it will increase your glucose levels. Also, quantity is a key to controlling blood sugar spikes. Here is a link that might help:

Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2013-06-09 20:20:43 -0500 Report

All fruit has sugar. Some have lower amounts than others. Plus we all react different to them.
Peaches don't seem to make me spike if I eat about 1/2 of a average size one, or 1/2 cup or less of no added sugar canned peaches. I usually can eat only 5 to 7 grapes without too much of an impact on my BG.
The best way to figure out what works for you is eat some of whatever fruit you want to, then test every 15 to 30 minutes for 2 - 3 hours and see what your BG does. If your BG doesn't go to high than the amount you ate was ok for you.
Make lists or keep a journal to record what the results are and then you can look back to refresh your memory as to what to eat. Makes it a little easier to deal with diabetes.

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