By JudiS Latest Reply 2010-08-04 19:50:16 -0500
Started 2010-07-30 17:09:13 -0500

Besides Avacados, are there any fruits that I can eat that wont cause my glucose level to fly sky high? I keep getting mixed messages. Eat an apple, NO dont, they are full of sugar. Drink a glass of OJ, NOOO to much sugar. Grapes are bad for me too?? Certainly something like watermellon would be ok, right? UGH. Fruit gods and goddess's come forward and teach me please.

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Ms. Margaret
Ms. Margaret 2010-08-04 09:04:26 -0500 Report

My husband he could eat fruits in moderation. Apples that fit in hand comfortably; plums that also fit easily into your palm. A small tangerine. All in moderation . 10 grapes for a snack.

RAYT721 2010-08-02 20:33:59 -0500 Report

You should be able to go to google and look up keywords like fruit nutritional facts or something and figure out what's got what in terms of sugars, carbs, etc. Fruits are better for you than the juices because of the fiber, etc. Your glucose meter will help you learn what is and isn't good for you so it's gonna take time. I don't have the data in front of me but I did hear that watermelon was high in sugar/carbs. You may wish to check that out for yourself. I won't preach, can't teach, but the answers are within your reach.

callamityjan 2010-08-02 17:32:22 -0500 Report

Every diabetic I talk to is different with fruit. You have to try different ones and see how your body reacts. I'm type 2. I can eat apples with no problem and lots of berries and cantalope. I can't touch a banana or pineapple. My father was type 1 and couldn't touch apples. Just depends on you.

bettymachete 2010-08-01 01:19:38 -0500 Report

Let's see, Avocados are great. Fresh figs is another fruit to consider, but not dried. Red and purple grapes. I can do blueberries all day long with no problem but cherries spike me like crazy! I can do a small amount of apple and I can also eat grapefruit, just no oranges. The thing about foods is testing for yourself and see what your triggers are. :) Good luck!

GabbyPA 2010-08-01 18:07:44 -0500 Report

Just a caution on the grapefruit. If you are taking a blood pressure medicine, check on eating grapefruit. I found out on my own and then asked my doctor about it and he said not even if I take my BP meds at night. It causes the effectiveness of your med to be greatly diminished. I had to say good bye to my beloved grapefruits. =0(

bettymachete 2010-08-02 00:57:23 -0500 Report

Good point Gabby, I am not taking BP meds so it's a fine option for me but could be a no no for others. Thanks for adding that!

GabbyPA 2010-08-02 18:11:22 -0500 Report

I only say so because I was so disappointed and I found it out on my own after being on meds for almost 6 months. I love the grapefruit to peel like an orange and eat slices that way. Oh....having withdrawls still. LOL

SkipT 2010-07-31 20:44:50 -0500 Report

Other than avocados, I never eat any fruit. Too many carbs for me. I prefer to fill up on raw veggies as a snack. If you stop having fruit you will that you tastes will change. Raw cauliflower actually tastes sweet to me now.

GabbyPA 2010-07-31 08:58:47 -0500 Report

Sometimes you just have to experiment and find out what your body can do. I have found that apples are great for me. Now I don't eat the huge mondo charlie ones...but an apple that fits nice in my hand.
Berries are almost always a sure bet. I keep strawberries, blueberries and some blackberries on hand. I buy them in season and freeze them.
I can eat watermelon, but some people can't. The fruit that surprised me as being off the list is a pomegranate. Man, I shot up like crazy after one of those. All that work for that! LOL

I don't touch fruit juice. It is a waste of carbs to me. I would rather have the "whole food" in a piece of fruit because you get all the benefits of the fruit the way we were intended to eat it. I am the same with my veggies.

YaYaSkidz 2010-08-03 09:56:36 -0500 Report

I was told absolutely no fruit juice and followed that, then I was diagnosed with gastroparesis. Now I have to keep juice around for my lows. I used to eat an apple and 15 minutes later I was ok but now I can't digest it fast enough to help. I prefer the real fruit, too. (and I miss grapefruit, too)

GabbyPA 2010-08-04 19:50:16 -0500 Report

We keep those little kid juice boxes handy for just in case, but I don't drink it by choice.

monkeymama 2010-07-30 19:02:59 -0500 Report

Hello there! Have you seen the newest OJ through Tropicana. You can have your OJ and keep your BG down. The whole fruit thing… if you go to This site gives you a list of fruits and veggies that are low on glycemic index. It also explains the whole glycemic index thing as well. Everyone is going to be different in how they also react to different foods. It is kind of a trial and error thing. Hope this helps you out!