• erin je erin je
    September 19, 2011
    Are Bananas Good For Diabetes Type2?
    erin je erin je
    September 19, 2011

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  • Sylvia White, RD, CDE October 02, 2011
    Sylvia White, RD, CDE
    October 02, 2011

    HI,  Yes, bananas are a healthy fruit for someone with diabetes.  They contain lots of potassium.  Bananas sometimes get a bad rap though and people say they increase their blood sugars.  Any fruit contains carbohydrates and carbs are what raises blood sugar levels.  The amount of carbs in a whole banana is higher than another piece of fruit such as an apple.  The serving size for a banana is either a small banana or half a regular/large banana.  I would recommend getting some education from a Registered Dietitian about counting carbs for diabetes.  That way you will know the amount of carbs to eat at each meal and how to work a banana into your meal plan.

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