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Doctor insights on: Fruit And Vegetable Cure For Diabetes

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Diabetes (Definition)

Diabetes is a disease of increased blood glucose levels. Glucose is a type of sugar that comes from the intake of food. Insulin is a type of hormone that removes the glucose from the blood and moves it into the cells to provide them with energy. There are two different types of diabetes: type 1 and type 2. Type 1 diabetes is when the body does not make any insulin. Therefore, glucose stays inside the blood and does not move into the cells. Type 2 diabetes, which is commonly associated with obesity, is when the body is either resistant to the effects of insulin or when the body does not produce enough insulin. Increased levels of glucose in the body causes severe damage to the ...Read more


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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?

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 tell my: Patients 1 hard fruit with each meal, not separate from meal, not watery ( as fruit sugar in a liquid gets rapidly absorbed vegies no problem but avoid sweet potatoes. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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What fruit can I eat with diabetes?

What fruit can I eat with diabetes?

See below: You can have most any type of fruit. Talk with your dietician about adding them to your diet. ...Read more

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Could eating only fruit itself cause diabetes?

Could eating only fruit itself cause diabetes?

Diabetes?: Not unless u r susceptible by genetics to get diabetes, regardless of what u eat. ...Read more

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Any fruit can combat diabetes ?

Any fruit can combat diabetes ?

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

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Will eating too much fruit cause diabetes?

Will eating too much fruit cause diabetes?

Not really unless -: You are prone to getting it, because you have a strong family history of it. Keeping you weight in check according to your height and doing regular exercises & eating healthy can reduce your chances of getting it. Excess of anything can be bad for you, so be wary. ...Read more