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Type 2 and fresh fruit

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by paulbooth6, Aug 7, 2012.

  1. paulbooth6

    paulbooth6 · Member

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    I was diagmosed type 2 roughly 2 years ago. I recently moved to spain where fresh fruit and vegetables are plentiful. However, are peaches. plums, grapes cherries etc good for type 2's. I have really cut down on carbs ie no bread, very little potato and pasta and stick to chicken fish etc and very little alcohol. Advice please. Many Thanks
     
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    noblehead Type 1 · Guru
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    Most berries are low-carb but do check the carb value and watch the quantity that you eat.
     
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    Elc1112 · Well-Known Member

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    Fruits can be quite high in natural sugar, so may cause your blood sugars to rise. I find that I am fine with most fruits. Bananas and pineapples, however, really cause my sugars to spike
     
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    CarbsRok Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    The only way you will know if they cause a problem is to test.
    Each and everyone of us is different what one type 2 can eat another can't. Same with type 1's :)
     
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    xyzzy Other · Well-Known Member

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    I find it depends when I eat them. By themselves I have real problems but say as fresh fruit salad as desert after a main meal with a bit of double cream then no problem.
     
  6. paulbooth6

    paulbooth6 · Member

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    just tested after grapes cherries and water melon 5.6 so may be ok
     
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    janeislay · Active Member

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    This is a question I too wanted to ask. It's not so much the obvious effect of raised blood sugar I'm worried about - I know that berries are ok for me - it's more to do with this glycation business. I gather it's something to do with the way the fructose works.

    Can anyone explain please ? Is it really bad for type 2s to eat fruit ?
     
  8. Sid Bonkers

    Sid Bonkers Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Agree 100% I happily eat an Apple every day with my lunch an Orange most days after my evening meal and quite often eat a Clementine, a banana or a Nectarine as a snack, I can eat a small handful of grapes as well the only problem I have with grapes is I find is hard to only eat a small handful so I dont buy them any more :lol:

    I found out all the above from testing regularly, because of that I know if I eat a small Apple/Orange they hardly move my bg levels a large Apple more so and a large Orange considerably more so.

    As CarbsRok says the only way to find out what you can eat is to try it, and test it, and that applies to every type of food not just fruit :thumbup:

    Test, test, test, test, test, and then test again until you know what foods you can safely eat.

    Never right off a food after one bad result, try reducing the portion size too, it should only take a few months to find your own levels and then such regularly testing can be reduced.
     
  9. kayla1966

    kayla1966 Type 1 · Newbie

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    Hi ive just been diagnosed as Type 2 ( on Friday Jan 13th :shock: ) and have followed the GI diet as this is a brilliant guide as to what raises your Blood Glucose and at what rate, it uses a traffic light system. Ive just been to an Expert Diabetes Programme at my Health Center and portion sizes were also discussed.Ive found that banana's, grapes and watermelon have a high GI, whilst Citrus fruits hardly raise your levels at all.Portion control is also handy to know, meat should be the size of a weetabix and fruit and veg the size of your palm, so it's an easy way of having your 5-9 a day

    hope this helps x
    kayla
     
  10. hanadr

    hanadr · Expert

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    Fruits contain sugar, so you need to be careful Check the nutrition info on ach type and eat only the amount you can handle. Fruits contain minerals so have some benefits, but can be harmful to BG
    Hana
    Ps less sugar is present in underripe fruits. I prefer this anyway, because they taste more acidic.
     
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    yuikop · Newbie

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    The information is very interesting. I like the post. Thank you, this advice will come in handy. It made me understand something, and it is that I never knew before.
     
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