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Grapes

Discussion in 'Diabetes Discussions' started by ardvark, Jan 23, 2020.

  1. ardvark

    ardvark Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Are grapes a fruit we can eat or are they like banana's to high in sugar?
     
  2. Goonergal

    Goonergal Type 2 · Moderator
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    They are pretty high in sugar - you might find this infographic from dietdoctor.com useful. The link to the relevant section on that website is here: https://www.dietdoctor.com/low-carb/fruits

    There are similar guides for other types of food too.

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    Tophat1900 Type 3c · Well-Known Member

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    I can't remember who, but someone on here called them sugar grenades... pretty good description.
     
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    Juicyj Type 1 · Moderator
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    We call them sugar bombs in our house, great for raising your blood glucose levels when going hypo. Blueberries are the best alternative to eating them and have little impact on your blood glucose levels.
     
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  5. Jim Lahey

    Jim Lahey I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    One word of caution for any fruit lovers with type 2 - fructose. Even if the glucose in the grapes doesn't raise your blood concentration by much, which it likely will, the fructose will have a small but insidious impact on your liver, and therefore insulin resistance.
     
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