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Does eating fruits increase blood sugar level in diabetece patients. what fruits can be eaten regularly for a diabetece patient to substitute rice?

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Dr. J. Yusuf Erskine
Holistic Medicine 32 years experience
Yes: There is a role for nutritious natural fresh fruit in the diet of diabetics; must be incorporated into a healthy diet and exercise, and medication management when appropriate.
Dr. Susan Wingo
Endocrinology 33 years experience
Fruits have sugar: All fruits contain sugar, but fresh fruits also have fiber and other nutrients. Processing reduces the amount of fiber & nutrients. This is especially true for juices. Check out glycemic indexes here: http://www.Lowglycemicdiet.Com/fruitsgi.Html. For rice, you might try brown rice or quinoa.

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