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A 54-year-old male asked:

My type 2 diabetes is under good control a1c 5.1, but love to eat 6 large bananas and fruits daily. how many grams of natural sugar i am limited to.?

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Dr. Pouya Shafipour
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Less than 100 gr/day: For my diabetic patients with normal weight (not overweight or obese) i usually recommend them to keep their carbohydrate intake less than 100 grams/day unless they exercise a lot. Bananas have a high content of carbohydrates and i suggest keeping your intake to maybe 1-2/day unless your activity level is high and you are burning it.
Dr. Stanley Schwartz
Endocrinology 52 years experience
See my diet sheet in: I recommend up to 1 hard, not watery, fruit , with a meal, as a dessert, not as a snack, with each meal- no more.

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Last updated Oct 4, 2016

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