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Discussion in 'Food, Nutrition and Recipes' started by davidob, Mar 26, 2015.

  1. davidob

    davidob Type 2 · Member

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    Hi guys having been newly diagnosed t2 I was wondering what fruit is good for diabetes as most fruit I've eaten sent my bs through the roof!
    Any suggestions would be great
    Thanks
     
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    Cowboy Other · Newbie

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    Berries!


    Strawberries
    Raspberries
    Blueberries
    Blackberries

    Test them though, some can, some cannot

    Best of luck
     
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  3. Lamont D

    Lamont D Reactive hypoglycemia · Master

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    I've through trial and error, that as long as you eat small portions throughout the day, of almost all fruit, then you should be ok. Bananas or exotic fruits are the worst.
     
  4. Robbity

    Robbity Type 2 · Expert

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    I mainly eat berries too but can manage a reasonable variety of other mainly European type fruits like gooseberries, plums, greengages, small nectarines, and also kiwi fruit, about 1/3 apple, and possibly a couple of segments of orange. I try to eat all my fruit in small portions (50 -75 grams max) and eat with cream or yoghurt, and where possible as part of a meal rather than as a snack, and (of course!!) let my meter guide me.

    Bananas are apparently one of the worst fruits for us as the growers select for high sugar varieties, to the extent that some zoos have actually stopped giving them to monkeys as they've caused them to become diabetic! :wideyed::wideyed: I kid you not!

    Robbity
     
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    Daks Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I have a small handful of blueberries almost dailys in a little greek yoguart, I do ok with them. Strawberrys tend to ping me up a little so I only have them occasionally.
     
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    1andylock Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    i eat all types of fruit and it seems to be OK. my readings are in the low 5's every morning and my tests at the docs are well in control.
    Maybe its just me but its good for you on so many levels. I wonder do we so worry too much sometimes..
     
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    Neale Horrocks Type 2 · Member

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    I live in a sub-tropical climate and berries, except for strawberries, are very seasonal and expensive. On the other hand, Mango, banana, pineapple, oranges, mandarins, melons are all plentiful and relatively cheap and I have always eaten them. As a new type 2 (as result of steroid treatment) I have to give up these tropical fruits and buy frozen berries. Not happy! And because my diabetes is medically induced, giving up my fruits does not seem to do much good - my tests are all over the place. Never realized that living with diabetes was so difficult - but I'll get buy.
     
  8. Indy51

    Indy51 Type 2 · Expert

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    I think there are all sorts of reasons why some people tolerate fruit and others don't - probably very much influenced by ancestry. Those of us with ancestors from colder, northerly climes probably don't do as well as those with equatorial ancestry.
     
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    Seriously_Sax1989 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi everyone! I'm type 1 and I adore fruit! Most I'm ok with apples, bananas, oranges, berries but I read that mango is supposed to help stabilise sugar levels. I had mango for breakfast with low fat natural yoghurt and I'd tested and was 9.1 I tested an hour or so later and they'd shot up to 15.2!!! Safe to say mango is not my fruit :(
     
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    Fallgal Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I must be one of those odd ones who can tolerate bananas, as long as they are small and not too ripe. Apples, no way. :( I can tolerate a few grapes (maybe 3) with berries. I haven't tried/tested oranges or pears yet.
     
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