By zashie Latest Reply 2010-11-10 13:17:32 -0600
Started 2010-11-09 09:45:38 -0600

hi…im just new here… im a type 2 diabetic and i wonder what are the fruits that are good for me… im really torn coz im not really good in picking foods thats good for me…im in a dilemma…

please help…

8 replies

GabbyPA 2010-11-10 07:07:54 -0600 Report

Welcome to the community. I think you will find all kinds of help with choosing the foods that work for you.

One of our members put a list together for us on fruits.

This is a great guide to help you see what the carb counts are for them. But only your body will know what works for you. When you start to introduce fruits to your diet, keep close as you can to the carb serving and test your levels after you eat it. Make notes as to if you included some protein or fat with your fruit and see how it treats your levels. This will give you an idea about what fruits your body and tolerate.

Also, if you are on any type of blood pressure meds, check with your doctor about eating grapefruit. It reacts to your meds and decreases their effectiveness.

jayabee52 2010-11-10 11:54:39 -0600 Report

sometimes (as in the case of warfarin aka coumadin) it increases the effectiveness and makes one's blood TOO thin.

Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2010-11-10 13:17:32 -0600 Report

Welcome to DC. Another question for your doctor would be what foods to watch out for that might be blood thinners also.

zashie 2010-11-09 20:30:31 -0600 Report

thank you very much…it will help me alot…

im really in a dilemma right now…i almost dont wanna eat coz i felt that everything i eat will shoot my number… i havent adjusted yet… i felt sooooo baaaddd…

im happy to be a part of this community…god bless you all…

Harlen 2010-11-09 13:07:38 -0600 Report

Hello and welcome
It realy is difrent for each of us You need to eat and test two hr after and see
Best wishes

CaliKo 2010-11-09 10:34:53 -0600 Report

Fruits add good nutrition and flavor to your diet. Everyone is different, so trial and error with testing is essential for each T2. In class I learned to test 1-2 hours after eating to make sure my blood glucose dropped to my target ranges. This is good, and needs to be achieved first, but on this site I've learned about tighter control, testing every 30 minutes until your bg starts dropping. You don't have to do this every time you eat something, but maybe while you are learning what you can eat. Keep a log so you don't have to go through it more than once or twice with each food, especially if you are concerned about it. Some fruits do seem to put glucose in my blood faster than other foods. I was pleasantly surprised to find that I can eat a small pear with peanut butter for an afternoon snack, which I dearly love, but I can't eat the pear by itself. Sometimes protein or fat will slow the fruit down enough to be acceptable. I don't eat the pear and peanut butter every day though, lots of fat in the peanut butter. Berries are great. I love blueberries and / or strawberries with a little low-fat vanilla yogurt for a morning snack. I can get away with a clementine orange if I eat it with lunch or dinner. It's actually very good for you with spinach and some olive oil if you like that combination. Good luck and welcome to the site!

realsis77 2010-11-09 10:13:52 -0600 Report

Hello and welcome to dc. I'm a new diabetic too so I'm not sure if I can answer this question but I wanted to welcome you to dc and tell you what a great place this is to learn and make friends and get support! They have helped me through a lot and I'm sure you will love it here! I don't know what I would have done without the loving support I've received here. I'm sure someone will answer this question who knows more than I do. I have learned its all about carbs! Watch your carb intake carefully this is what will help you lower your numbers.good luck to you and keep us posted on how your doing.

sNerTs1 2010-11-09 09:53:06 -0600 Report

Hi and welcome to DC =) I wondered the same thing and never got around to asking so THANK YOU! I did go to the search and found this link that might just help you, as I read it I know it will help me …

There were others as well but this is the first one that I went to and saw it was very informative (as most things are here). Just make sure that you check yourself afterwards to see how each fruit affects YOU because we are all so very different.

Take care of YOU and I will be watching this to learn more with you. Im so very glad that you are here, I know you will find answers to many questions that you have. I sincerely hope this helps you in your quest.

Blessings ~ Cheryl