my sugars are going high since eating fruit=== should I care?

By Lakeland Latest Reply 2014-06-17 23:32:40 -0500
Started 2014-06-13 21:45:18 -0500

I've always felt good about my a1c, I normally just walk to drop my numbers but lately with all the blueberries & strawberries, I'm putting them in yogurt & all kinds of thinks & my sugars in in the 180's

I know fruit is very hard on my numbers but lately its a craving seeing every farm with a stand. So the question is, if my numbers spike because of something healthy like fruit, should I care/


11 replies

MrsCDogg 2014-06-17 12:53:55 -0500 Report

As long as I don't eat mass quantities of berries I don't have any problems with my blood sugars. Other fruit is harder on my blood sugar,

Stuart1966 2014-06-16 15:46:19 -0500 Report

Hello Diane
Often it is the quantity versus the particular food which creates the much larger problems. Whatever we eat, almost always has some nutrition in that food. The carb counting systems, the diet exchange systems ask two things of all of us. Beginner or experienced alike.

What quantity of food are we eating… and are we aware of what a single portion of said food(s) contains within it/them.

If we are AWARE of the food(s), the drinks all we eat? We can then make active choices at the end of the day both literally and figuratively if that food we ate was good for our health, diabetic or otherwise.

If we are aware of the portions, the quantities we can barter, trade one food(s) for another and maintain weight, improve our blood pressure, and yes our blood sugar too.

First, one must know exactly how much, or whatever we truly ate. Once we do that, and are activfood/drink broken down digested causes.ely aware as an instinct, a habit…

Then any of us can eat almost anything, because we know the trades necessary, and know the basic outcome of those choices and combinations.

Slightly higher fat, more protein in any meal/snack will reduce short term the immediate rise which all food causes to some degree.

There are such things as "free foods", which have no meaningful nutrition/sugars to them, but donuts, pretzels, rice, fruit, cooked carrots they are not.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2014-06-15 17:24:34 -0500 Report

You will care depending on how much you value your health. Fruit is sugar and the more you eat the more sugar you are eating and the higher your blood sugar will be. I have fresh strawberries in my fridge now. Because I have an illness and cannot chew anything until surgery in a week or so, I am adding the berries to my shakes to help keep my blood sugar up. If it was not for that I would not eat fruit everyday. Although I do eat watermelon nearly everyday when I have it but I also limit my other carbs.

RebDee 2014-06-15 11:50:29 -0500 Report

Just remember that fruit is fructose and fructose is sugar. I love all kinds of fruit but don't go over the amount allowed per day. Look them up in the Carbohydrates book. Don't eat too much at one time. I love fruit salad but know that one cup of cut up fruits is my limit.

GabbyPA 2014-06-15 09:54:25 -0500 Report

Something I do to help me with fruit is freeze it in little snack bags in serving sizes. That way it takes me a little longer to eat because they are frozen and when I am done, I can keep better count.

haoleboy 2014-06-14 23:17:08 -0500 Report

Eating small amounts of fruit is healthy (particularly berries) … but the sugar in fruit is fructose and the body handles fructose differently than glucose. Fructose does not trigger an insulin response … it is processed by the liver which cannot handle large amounts of fructose … it deals with large intakes by converting it to fat (triglycerides) and dumping it into the blood where all manner of bad things can occur.

All things in moderation.


Type1Lou 2014-06-14 14:47:07 -0500 Report

Of course you should care. Just because fruit is deemed a healthy choice, it doesn't mean that it is an unlimited healthy choice. Become aware of the carbs in the fruit you eat…the more you eat, the more carbs you consume and the higher your blood sugar goes. It's all about choosing the right foods in the right quantities. One cup of fresh blueberries has 20 grams of carb, one cup of raspberries has 14 grams and one cup of fresh strawberries has 10 grams of carb.

Glucerna 2014-06-14 22:42:07 -0500 Report

Too much of any food isn't healthy. Just as Lou said, it's all about balancing your food choices and making choices. If you want to eat more fruit, look for places you can cut back on other carbohydrate containing foods. Keeping your blood sugar in a healthy range while choosing an overall healthy diet is an excellent goal for everyone. ~Lynn @Glucerna

jayabee52 2014-06-13 22:47:29 -0500 Report

Howdy Diane

Anytime one's BG is above 140 mg/dl is a cause of concern.

I know that once you buy a basket of fruit one feels the need to eat it before the basket goes bad.

However you don't have to eat it all up. You can freeze the rest of the basket for later. I myself buy frozen berries and allow them to thaw a bit and then eat them semi frozen. I do enjoy those frozen berries even a bit more than fresh.

To me there is nothing nicer to help me cool off in summer than a mouthful of blueberries, rasperries or strawberries.

God's best to you and yours


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