• Spirit Spirit
    February 03, 2009
    is orange juice good for a diabetic?
    Spirit Spirit
    February 03, 2009

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  • Cherise Nicole
    Health Guide
    February 03, 2009
    Cherise Nicole
    Health Guide
    February 03, 2009

    Spirit-

     

    Hello! OJ is ok for a diabetic to drink.  I personally do not drink it because it contains a lot of sugar and carbohydrates.  I would say try a small glass and check your blood sugar 2 hours late and make a decision from there.  I haven't had a glass of OJ since 2004...I sure do miss it.

     

    Cherise

    Community Moderator


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  • Marilyn February 05, 2009
    Marilyn
    February 05, 2009

    A diabetic is allowed 1/2 cup of orange juice because of the high carbs.  If your sugar is more than 130, I wouldn't drink any as it will cause your blood sugar to climb.  Orange juice is very good for you, and it's always good to have it around when you are having a hypoglycemic event.  There is a 1500 rule when you have low sugar. If you have very low sugar (i.e. <70), eat or drink 15 grams of carbs then test your sugar in 15 minutes.  Continue this until your sugar is in the normal range.

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  • Carrie March 10, 2009
    Carrie
    March 10, 2009
  • Diabeartes March 28, 2012
    Diabeartes
    March 28, 2012

    I'm surprised at the answer above from "about diabetes".  Orange juice is very high in sugar (as are most fruit juices) and I have always been advised to either not drink fruit juices except in moderation (1/2 glass as someone has suggested above), but it is a necessity if you are experiencing hypoglycemia (well, it's one method of raising your bg quickly).  It's better to eat an orange than to drink just the juice.

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  • najeebpenath March 26, 2012
    najeebpenath
    March 26, 2012

    yes

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  • Ray
    Ray
    July 29, 2011
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    Ray
    July 29, 2011

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