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Type one and fruit

Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by Tylers73, Jul 18, 2016.

  1. Tylers73

    Tylers73 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    What fruit is good that you can eat without insulin??? Miss my fruit intake only diagnosed two years ago still learning


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  2. Juicyj

    Juicyj Type 1 · Expert
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    Morning Tylers, I only tend to eat strawberries and blueberries now, I still bolus for a few carbs but a small handful is only a few carbs, sometimes I will have an apple but count this as 8g of carb for a smallish Apple. I would eat a banana if I was going low but otherwise again depending on how ripe it is would take insulin for it.
     
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    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    I inject for all fruits, but with raspberries ( which I love) it is a tiny amount and I only eat fruit with a meal, I never snack.
     
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    noblehead Type 1 · Guru
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    Strawberries are about the lowest in carbs and you may get away with a small handful without bolusing.

    No reason to deny yourself fruit, just include it in a meal-time and bolus accordingly, that's what I do and eat fruit everyday.
     
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    azure Type 1 · Expert

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    I eat fruit as part of my lunch and just include the carbs in my bolus calculation. I eat a variety (but not all at the same time!!) I have mango, pineapple, oranges, berries, grapefruit, Sharon fruit, kiwi fruit, apples, etc etc

    Sometimes I have an apple as a snack and just bolus for it.

    I can eat a few berries without a bolus.
     
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    Wurst Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    The only fruits I eat are strawberries , raspberries and blue berries. Need insulin for all of them as I can't just eat 1 or 2 at a time and always end up scoffing loads all at once. Lemons are also pretty low carb.

    Summer time I eat frozen raspberries after letting them thaw out for 30 mins or so. Very nice indeed.
     
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    RuthW Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Any fruit, but only if you go for a run immediately afterwards!


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