Is eating a cantaloupe bad for person with Type II Diabetes? What fruits are best?
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.
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
Absolutely not!- fresh fruit is healthy for all humans (quiet you allergy and kidney patients :)). Even though cantaloupe will raise your sugar, it also has fiber and Beta carotene which are healthy for diabetics. What I would limit is fruit juice, which will raise your sugar faster, due to the less fiber. And if your sugar is poorly controlled, you can still have cantaloupe, just eat it with a meal. For any sweet, if a diabetic eats it alone, it will raise blood sugar. However, eating a sweet with a meal will have a lower effect because the food sits in the stomach longer. Good luck- I think the real question is why isn't cantaloupe spelled cantalope?!
Thank you so much .. that was really a useful information.. But how much? if you can answer me please? Is it one cup, especially, if I want to take it with every meal.. I feel it very good for skin radience too...
best time to eat fruit is with the second meal @ midday- this is due to increased insulin sensitivity then- you can eat 1 cup, but then check your sugar 2 hours later- if it is high, go down to 1/2 cup- good luck and remember: radiant skin is sufficient, but not necessary for high spirits!?
Difinitely, you are right.... Thank you so much.
HOWEVER...do not ever eat fruit as a dessert! Eat it alone or first. If not, it will sit on top of the other food you have eaten and becomes rancid, and digests in a very poor manner. Particularly canteloupe!
What fruits can diabetics eat. Is drinking lots of water good for diabetes.
Please feel free to eat all types of fruits, especially citrus, as the natural Vitamin C in the form of L-Ascorbic Acid and L-Citric acid that is found in Key Limes also has been shown to lower blood glucose levels, but as I advised earlier please do not eat fruits past 6pm. It is better to consume fruits during the mid day meals when Cortisol levels are lower and you are more active to burn off the sugar. Yes, Drinking lots of good clean water is always good for everyone.
what fruits can a person with type 2 diabetes eat
Hi I've asked this question many many times and found that you can eat almost any fresh fruit ! (in moderation ) stay away from canned stuff they add sugar to most products I find that for myself (test which fruits affect you most) grapefruit
pears, berries (handful) raise my blood sugar slightly but peaches, watermelon and oranges rise it even higher
also try not to eat fruit before (at least three hours) going to bed
I also find that taking a one hour walk after dinner helps normalize my Blood
sugar I quess what I'm saying is diabetes is different in everyone you can find
what works for you