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  • Cherise Nicole
    Health Guide
    September 26, 2008
    Cherise Nicole
    Health Guide
    September 26, 2008

    Specifically, eating cantaloupe isn't bad for a person with Diabetes. However, you do have to eat fruit in moderation. Fruit has a lot of sugar and counted as a carbohydrate in your diabetic exchange list count. Sugars (and therefore fruit) should not be more than 10 percent of your daily carbohydrate intake.

     

    Fructose, the sugar found in fruits, may produce a slower increase in blood sugar than sucrose. Dark-colored fruits are rich in important vitamins and other nutrients. Other fruits, such as apples and grapes also have important beneficial food chemicals.

     

    People with diabetes should avoid products listing more than 5 grams of sugar per serving, and some doctors recommend limiting fruit intake. If specific amounts are not listed, patients should avoid products with either sucrose or fructose listed as one of the first four ingredients on the label.

     

    The best thing to do is test your bg's before and after you eat fruit to determine how much you should eat. The key is moderation, and to maintain a well-rounded diabetes diet.

     

     

    • Hopefulone
      September 08, 2010
      Hopefulone
      September 08, 2010

      Great answer, however, Please advise diabetics to limit the fruit simple sugars after 6pm as they are quickly transformed into blood glucose. They also must be in moderation. Please keep in mind that all diabetics should have 5-6 equally spaced mini-meals throughout the day this helps to equalize the blood sugar levels and inhibit sugar "spikes".

      Never consume fresh fruits before bedtime, as it will only elevate the blood sugar levels in the morning due to the Dawn Phenomenon

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    • Hochimta
      July 22, 2015
      Hochimta
      July 22, 2015
      I just had 3 peaches and I have type-2 diabetes.my blood sugar only went up 35. Is peaches good for people like me? READ MORE
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