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Q: What fruits can a person with Type II Diabetes eat

Is eating a cantaloupe bad for person with Type II Diabetes

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Cherise Nicole, Health Guide
9/25/08 11:10pm

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

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Hopefulone, Community Member
9/ 7/10 9:15pm

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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frankenduf, Community Member
9/24/08 5:27pm

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, Community Member
6/24/09 8:28am

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, Community Member
6/24/09 12:37pm

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, Community Member
6/25/09 11:37am

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

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Madelaine, Community Member
8/ 5/11 10:47am

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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Cushion, Community Member
9/17/09 3:56pm

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

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Hopefulone, Community Member
9/ 7/10 9:19pm

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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virginieta flores, Community Member
12/12/12 11:36am

what fruits can a person with type 2 diabetes eat

 

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Pete, Community Member
10/29/13 2:22pm

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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