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Apples

Discussion in 'Low-carb Diet Forum' started by ang, Apr 28, 2021.

  1. ang

    ang · Active Member

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    Tonight for the first time in about 4 years my blood glucose is down to 5.8 all down to low carbing. I can't begin to explain how happy this makes me !

    A question......do any of you manage to eat apples without it raising your blood sugar, or do you suggest I just try and test and see what happens ?

    Thanks x
     
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    KK123 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi there, you'd have to try it I reckon. Yes, apples DO raise my levels as quickly as a glucose tablet and if I'm going low but not quite hypo, I have one to eat instead of a hypo treatment. My levels always come down after around 90 minutes even without insulin.
     
  3. ang

    ang · Active Member

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    Thanks for the reply KK123, sounds like I should give them a miss !
     
  4. Mbaker

    Mbaker Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    I like to keep my post prandial rise beneath 6 mmol/L. When I eat a meal and dessert I tend to peak at 5.7. With half an apple I go to 6.4. Some would accept this, I don't, but this is a personal choice, based on the rise, or just a want.
     
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    Daphne917 Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    Test and see what effect they have - I sometimes eat half an apple with cheese with little effect on my BS.
     
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    kvetiny Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Apples used to be the only fruit I would eat but even a small apple and my blood sugars would spike. Given them up.
     
  7. Mr_Pot

    Mr_Pot Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Apple have quite a lot more carbs than oranges. The only fruit bowl fruit I have now is an occasional small satsuma.
     
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