• jesse perez jesse perez
    September 24, 2008
    What fruits can a person with Type II Diabetes eat
    jesse perez jesse perez
    September 24, 2008

    Is eating a cantaloupe bad for person with Type II Diabetes

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  • Cherise Nicole
    Health Guide
    September 25, 2008
    Cherise Nicole
    Health Guide
    September 24, 2008

    Jesse-

     

    Hello! eating cantaloupe isn't bad for a person with Diabetes. You do have it eat fruit in moderation. The best thing to do is test your bg's before and after you eat fruit to determine how much you should it. The key is moderation

     

    Cherise

    Community Moderator

    • Hopefulone
      September 07, 2010
      Hopefulone
      September 07, 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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  • Cushion September 17, 2009
    Cushion
    September 24, 2008

    What fruits can diabetics eat.  Is drinking lots of water good for diabetes.

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    • Hopefulone
      September 07, 2010
      Hopefulone
      September 07, 2010

      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.

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  • frankenduf September 24, 2008
    frankenduf
    September 24, 2008

    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?!

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    • Highspirit
      June 24, 2009
      Highspirit
      June 24, 2009

      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...

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    • frankenduf
      June 24, 2009
      frankenduf
      June 24, 2009

      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!?

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    • Highspirit
      June 25, 2009
      Highspirit
      June 25, 2009

      Difinitely, you are right.... Thank you so much.

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    • Madelaine
      August 05, 2011
      Madelaine
      August 05, 2011

      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!

       

       

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  • Pete October 29, 2013
    Pete
    September 24, 2008

    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

     

     

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  • virginieta flores December 12, 2012
    virginieta flores
    September 24, 2008

    what fruits can a person with type 2 diabetes eat

     

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