Diabeties and fruits

By Papanna Latest Reply 2015-02-12 20:57:48 -0600
Started 2015-02-11 08:59:10 -0600

It is known that fruits contain more carbs in the name of fructrose. It is found that fructrose spikes the blood sugar more than 4 times than sugar. In this circumstances the diabetic persons consuming fruits is how much correct ? if consuming fruits which fruit may be consumed inlimited quantity and which time is preferable ? all fruits contains carbohydrate in form of fructrose andcarb is higher than veghitables ( Except potateo and sweet potateo and beeroot ) learned and expereinced persons who have used fruits may please share your experience and opinion

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Jibber Jabber
Jibber Jabber 2015-02-12 20:57:48 -0600 Report

I can't eat most fruit..and I tried most of them…so I stick to small servings of berries..they're other places to get fiber and nutrients..one just has to do a little research…well worth the effort to keep you A1C down…

tabby9146 2015-02-12 09:03:35 -0600 Report

we should never give up fruit in our diet totally. we need the fiber and nutrients from it. I learned in D. class that it is okay, but it is best to pair with a protein and many small fruits only have about 15 grams of carb. those "cuties" as they are called are so good and small apples, satsumas are small and about the same carbs when in season, and the season for them is short, but I love them when I can get them. any kind of berries is best, blueberries and strawberrries in particular and some of the worst, the higher carbs are pears (which I love) grapes, bananas usually spike more and many diabetics can't eat them or can only eat a very small amount. fruits are loaded with vitamins and minerals. I have some good recipes for D-friendly fruit smoothies. a small piece of fruit or about 1/2 cup of frozen or canned fruit has about 15 grams of carbs. servings for most berries and melons are 3/4-1 cup. fruit juice can range from 1/3 - 1/2 cup for 15 grams carbs. I like to pair a small piece of fruit with peanut butter or the low fat string cheese.

haoleboy 2015-02-12 00:43:43 -0600 Report

Not sure where you are getting your information but fructose actually raises the glucose levels slower than other 'sugars' as it is processed through the liver and either stored or if needed then released, and all the 'sugar' in fruit is not fructose.
Fructose is present in vegetables as well as fruit … did you know that there is more fructose in an onion than there is in a nectarine?
That said I have pretty much eliminated fruits from my diet as they are too high in carbs for me. When I do indulge it is apples or pears or fresh berries (when they are in season and I can afford them).


Papanna 2015-02-12 03:39:59 -0600 Report

My Doctor Endoctrinologist specialist told me and avoid fruits to consume in night . It contains medium carb and fructrose it digested immediately and the blood sugar level immediately spikes . I am age 60 T2 from last 20 years but manging normal way Iam using Glycomate ( Metoformin )500 mg 1-1-1 and Glimipride 2 ( Glimstar 2) 1-0 only No Insulin used up todate. My FBS is 126 and PPBS 143
I amseen in this blog mostof them have FBS more than 350 ? Theymay always taking Insdulin high dose.
I am limited food consumingin which carb is less quantity and vegitables and tomateo cucumber and iam adding Butter and Ghee in my food
Iam using only 40 gms of cooked Rice and 1 chapati whole day

for Breakfast moong round sprouted or channa round sprouted 25 gms with onion and tomateo sabji or 2 Iddli with chatney or 2 Dosa with chatney
for lunch 2 spoon Flaxseed powder + 2 spoon Ghee + 2 spoon rice for firstbite and 35 gms of veg sabji ( mostly green vegitable
night some vegitable sabji 20 gms + cornflake with milk 25 gms and milk 75 ml
And eat roasted peanut 30 gms pe day at interval of times

lilleyheidi 2015-02-12 00:07:37 -0600 Report

I eat berries almost every day. I buy frozen berries. Usually a mix of blackberries, raspberries and blueberries, and I measure them out and thaw them in the micro. They are lower in carb and higher in antioxidants than most other fruit. I also chop up apple to put in chicken salad. In my opinion, fruit is a valuable part of your diet, just have to be careful which ones you eat.

Type1Lou 2015-02-11 13:30:01 -0600 Report

I eat an apple with all natural peanut butter nearly every day for lunch. I have a digital nutrition scale where I input the code for fresh apples. It then weighs the apple and gives me its nutritional values, including the carbohydrate grams in it. I add the carbs from my peanut butter and dose my insulin according to the total amount of carbohydrates contained in the apple and peanut butter. Apples vary so much in size that there can be a significant difference in their carb content and my scale has proved extremely useful. Berries have a lower carb count than many other fruit. This morning, I sliced 4 strawberries onto 1/3 cup of plain greek yogurt which I had spread over 2 slices of WASA light rye crisp bread. With the milk in my coffee, my breakfast carb tally was 30 grams. The key is becoming aware of the carbohydrate content of the fruit you wish to eat and determining how it actually affects you personally.

RosalieM 2015-02-11 12:00:31 -0600 Report

Hi Papana,
Fruits have many vitamins and minerals that is why it is not good to eliminate them from your diet. I eat a banana and cheese after exercise. That takes care of the carbs in the banana. I keep a bowl of cut up fruit in the refrigerator. A serving is 1/2 cup (do not put bananas in it as they go bad). That way you get the vitamins and minerals from many fruits without eating too much. Strawberries and raspberries are low in carbs. You can eat all you want of those.

RosalieM 2015-02-11 11:56:37 -0600 Report

Hi Papanna,
I eat a banana and cheese right after I exercise. The banana can raise blood sugar that is why I eat it after exercise. The exercise takes care of it. I keep as bowl of cut up fruit in the refrigerator. One serving of the fruit is 1/2 cup.
Fruit has many vitamins and minerals that we need so it is not good to eliminate it from your diet. By mixing the cut up fruit together, I get nutrients of all different kinds of fruits without eating too much. Strawberries and raspberries are low in carbs so you can eat all of them you want.

RebDee 2015-02-11 10:44:43 -0600 Report

I eat two fruits per day. Mostly for a snack. I have three meals and three snacks per day. Sometimes it is an apple with peanut butter. Sometimes it is an orange. Sometimes I add strawberries or blueberries to my yogurt.

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