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A 29-year-old member asked:

Im diabetic and is it ok if i eat sugar foods as long as my blood sugar stays below 120 ?

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Dr. Stephen Camacho
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Diabetic diet: While it's important to be aware of the amount of simple sugars you eat, the focus of your diet should be the quantity and quality of the foods you eat. A normal fasting sugar for a diabetic should be under 120. After eating or postprandial blood sugars should not be over 200 after an hour.
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Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
Pediatric Endocrinology 23 years experience
Absolutely you can: In moderation of course and if on insulin, you must account for the grams of carbs when taking insulin.
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Last updated Jul 22, 2012

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