A 23-year-old member asked:
Are pomegranates safe to eat if you have gestational diabetes?
4 doctor answers • 10 doctors weighed in
Endocrinology 25 years experience
Fruits in moderation: To help patients control gestational diabetes, experts recommend checking 1-hour post-meal sugar levels. If after eating pomegranates (or other fruits or other carb sources) your glucose is less than 130 mg/dl, then that snack or meal is acceptable. However, your body's ability to control this post-meal glucose will change during the course of pregnancy, so you need to continue testing throughout.
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Hospital-based practice 46 years experience
Fruits in moderation: Fruits in moderation are ok. But check your sugars , and if they are consistently high after promgranates, better to avoid
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Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Pomegranates: Pomegranates are a healthy, low calorie, high-antioxidant-power fruit. It's a nice add-in to an otherwise healthy diet for gestational diabetes or otherwise.
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Family Medicine 16 years experience
Check sugar: Please check your blood sugar level 1 hour after consuming a small amount of pomegranate to check how much your body can take. For gestational diabetes, <110 mg/dl 1-hr post prandial sugar level is recommended.
Like other fruits, pomegranate also has sugar. You can have a very small amount safely if your sugar level remains well within the limit.
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Last updated Dec 7, 2019
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