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Are pomegranates safe to eat if you have gestational diabetes?

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Dr. James Chu
Dr. James Chu answered
24 years experience in Endocrinology
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.
Answered on Sep 22, 2016
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