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Old 02-23-2019, 17:25   #1
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What is the deal with fruits? Can I eat them? Can I eat any fruit I want? Iíve heard fruits like pineapple and pears are too high in fructose for diabetics. I have so many questions.

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Most fruits are pretty high in carbs, berries are lowest. As far as can you eat fruit, try some and see what it does to your BG. As with all carbs, the carbs in fruit are converted to glucose. Test your BG before eating and about an hour after eating some fruit to see what your BG does. If you are not comfortable with the results, you may have to reduce the portion size that you eat or maybe even scratch it off your can eat list.

My uncomfortable number is 140 mg/dL because studies have shown that BG exceeding 140 can cause nerve/organ damage. I do eat a few berries or small portions of melons on occasion and my BG stays below that level.

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Testing following consumption is the recommended way in Blood Sugar 101..that is the only way one can be sure that eating something is not spiking your blood sugar.

We all are different and react test at 1 hour and 2 hours after taking your first bite. If you go up to 140 or higher, you are damaging cells within your body. Which in time is what causes the many diabetic complications...

For me most all fruits are no, no's...although a small amount of blue berries or a couple of strawberries are meter tells me so!

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I find that blue berries aren't bad - strawberries are pretty good too. But having said that - I have really cut down on my fruit consumption over the years because of the negative affects it has on my BGs. I used to eat oranges like crazy - not anymore.

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I miss fruits. Right before I was diagnosed, I started following this young lady on You Tube. She advocated a fully raw lifestyle. She said to start slow, so I started with breakfast. I used to eat a pear with almonds for breakfast. It was so good.

Fast forward to after I was diagnosed, I found that most fruits raise my sugar. I can eat about 6 small grapes, 2-3 strawberries depending on size, and 3 slices of a small delicious apple. I usually alternate between the grapes and apples. My local grocery store sells fruit cups, and I usually buy the small fruit cup with grapes and apples.

Like the others have pointed out, you just have to test to check what raises your sugar. I also use 140 as a gauge.

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