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Fruit And Vegetable Cure For Diabetes
Will going on a diet of only eating vegetables and fruit get my levels ok so i can avoid diabetes better?
Raw diet: Yes it will.Get a more detailed answer ›
If diabetes under good control A1c 5.1 &don’t consume added sugar at all, how much natural sugar from fruit and vegetable you should consume every day?
I drink a lot of fruit & vegetable smoothies - 1 daily- during pregnant for added nutrients. Do I risk possibility of gest diabetes? Should I worry?
Maybe?: Gestational diabetes has many factors, including genetics, your weight before pregnancy, your diet, etc. Smoothies can contain a lot of carbs which will raise your blood sugar temporarily, and in pregnancy, that may cause elevated Insulin levels and possibly excess fetal growth. In general, it's better to eat your food then to drink it, and consume protein with your carbs to control blood sugar. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm a fruitatarian. I eat fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds. I have been told I have borderline type 2 diabetes. Will eating a lot of fruits worsen it?
Key Word: The key word is a lot. Fructose certainly has a much much lower glycemic index than sucrose (table sugar) and is metabolized differently than sucrose. However, too much fructose can lead to Insulin resistance and make your diabetes worse. It seems that just about anything in excess is bad for us. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Only: If your genetically predisposed eg: have family history. ...Read more
Diabetes: Fruit can be controlled by insulin if you have type 1 diabetes. If you have type 2 diabetes you need to pay attention to food intake (includes fruit) and you should exercise at least twice a week. I like the online prgram "NuVal" because it list 100 items of all food and drink intake with the range being 100 (very good) or 1-20 (anything but good for you. ...Read more
Grapes are healthy : Grapes are a good source of fiber and antioxidants which are healthy foods for diabetics. Grapes do contain sugars (carbohydrates) . Limiting the serving size to about 1 cup is a good 30 to 40 gram healthy carb snack. Beware of grape juice as they are concentrated with the sugar from the grapes and can be a much higher carbohydrate load. ...Read more
Not really: Type 2 diabetes is caused by Insulin resistance, usually as a result of obesity. The development of diabetes is going to be indepent of the exact foods you eat. Fruits can be high in natural sugar, but sugar itself does not cause diabetes. Obesity resulting from too many calories and weight gain can lead to diabetes. Other factors can also play an important role including family hisotry. ...Read more
Perhaps: It's hard to say how much fruit is too much, however if you are a borderline diabetic, too much fruit could be a problem. ...Read more
OK but worthless: Neither will help you, unless you have too much $$ and are trying to waste some. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. Use proven methods and therapies, like diet, exercise, weight loss and legitimate medication that really does something good for you. ...Read more
Eating: Eating too much of anything might make you fat. Feel free to eat but also exercise regularly. If you have a bathroom scale weigh yourself (naked) once a week. Also go online to Body Mass Index (BMI) and see if you are of normal weight, overweight, or underweight. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes.: Yes it does! if you are an "apple, " but if you are a "pear, " it only will make you fat. ...Read more
Could someone who eats too much fruit be just as much at risk for diabetes as someone who gets sugar from other sources? (perhaps overweight as well.)
No one has ever: Gotten diabetes from eating sugar. It's total calories and obesity that contribute 70-90% of the risk for developing diabetes. If you're overweight get educated and start losing weight through a restricted diet and increased activity before it's too late. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
There is no: Magic, forbidden or necessary foods when you have gestational diabetes. You need to eat a well balanced diet and exercise daily, as well as monitoring your sugar and keeping it in control. Discuss in depth w/your doctors and the other members of your diabetes team, particularly a good registered dietitian. ...Read more
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