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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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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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What kind of sugar can diabetics have? Am i allowed to eat fruit?

What kind of sugar can diabetics have? Am i allowed to eat fruit?

Of course: You can eat fruit and anything else with sugar. Sugar intake doesn't cause diabetes and no one eats pure sugar for a meal. Sugar, however, has empty calories without nutrition. Eat a healthy well balanced diet, exercise, and lose weight if necessary. Try to steer toward high glycemic index foods. Check w/a registered dietitian. You can eat almost anything, if you do it properly don't become a monk. ...Read more

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Can you get diabetes from natural sugars like fruits? Is it as dangerous as refined sugars?

Can you get diabetes from natural sugars like fruits? Is it as dangerous as refined sugars?

??: You do not "get" diabetes from eating any type of sugar. Simply put, diabetes is a triad of Insulin resistance, increased conversion of glycogen to glucose in the liver, and decreased Insulin production by the pan crease. However fruits contain fructose which is treated the same as glucose by the body. ...Read more

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Can the sugar in fruit cause diabetes?

Can the sugar in fruit cause diabetes?

No: Sugar itself doesnt cause diabetes. Being overweight with subsequent insulin resistance can lead to diabetes.When insulin resistance occurs, processed sugars and processed foods can further contribute to the diabetes. ...Read more

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It'd be possible that a person with diabetes eat natural sugar from fruits?

It'd be possible that a person with diabetes eat natural sugar from fruits?

Yes: The sugars in fruit are the same as sugar from a 10 lb bag of grocery store sugar. There are some advantages to "natural" sugar (vitamins, fiber, slow absorbtion), but the risks are identical to the usual stuff. ...Read more

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Pre diabetic with 4 times loo visit at night, must cut down on fruit, which has the highest sugar level.?

Pre diabetic with 4 times loo visit at night, must cut down on fruit, which has the highest sugar level.?

Glycemic index: Avoid fruits with a high glycemic index - these fruits raise blood sugar fast and are not good for diabetics or pre-diabetics. There are great lists online that have the glycemic of all foods, not just fruits. Dates, watermelon, raisins, any canned fruit in syrup, cherries, mangos, bananas - try to avoid. I'd also avoid any fruit juice (even if "natural") - stick to water instead! ...Read more

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Hi I want to know if the sugars and carbs found in fruits are bad for people who have diabetes. All fruits have sugar and will it increase sugar level?

Diabetes: I strongly recommend that you see a dietitian to help you control your blood sugar. I assume that your diabetes at age 43 is type 2 diabetes. In that case you should work with the dietitian to rid yourself of diabetes. YES, THAT SHOULD HAPPEN IF YOU TAKE GOOD CARE OF YOURSELF! Once you rid yourself of diabetes you will start telling all your friends with type two diabetes!! ...Read more