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I heard that if you have diabetes you cannot eat grapes. Is that true and why?

I heard that if you have diabetes you cannot eat grapes. Is that true and why?

Not recommended: Grapes are one of the fruits that have a high glycemic index, meaning they make blood sugar rise quickly. You don't want that to happen in diabetes. You want nice, steady, low and well controlled blood sugars. No peak or troughs. ...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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Are grapes a good fruit option if you have diabetes?

Are grapes a good fruit option if you have diabetes?

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

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Does grape cause blood sugar spike? Why some say it helps to regulate blood sugar and is good for diabetes?

Does grape cause blood sugar spike? Why some say it helps to regulate blood sugar and is good for diabetes?

Yes: Grapes can spike blood sugar especially if not followed by sufficient exercise. Red grape pomace, however, which is the left over grapes seeds and skins from wine making, given before a starchy meal inhibits the rise in blood sugar by inhibiting the enzyme Alpha glucosidase. It also is high in healthful anti-oxidants. ...Read more

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Is moderate sweet fruits like blueberry, raspberry, plum, peach, orange , grapes etc bad for type 2 diabetes? What should I look for when getting fruits?

Is moderate sweet fruits like blueberry, raspberry, plum, peach, orange , grapes etc bad for type 2 diabetes? What should I look for when getting fruits?

Fruits and diabetes.: Fruits are fine for people with diabetes. But you have to find fruits with a fair amount of fiber, and eat them in moderate quantities as parts of mixed meals also containing proteins and a little bit of fat. Stick with apples, blueberries, cranberries, raspberries and grapes for the most part, and the others for variety's sake. ...Read more

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Is it true that if you eat too much sugar you're more likely to get type 2 diabetes, is this especially true in children?

Is it true that if you eat too much sugar you're more likely to get type 2 diabetes, is this especially true in children?

No evil in sugar: There is nothing evil about sugar, which has been implicated in countless health problems over the years. Sugar is not the problem; calories are. (this goes for high-fructose corn syrup, as well.) too many calories makes one overweight. Being overweight leads to Insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes. The solution is eating healthy, exercising and maintaining a healthy weight. ...Read more

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Can someone help me with what foods a person can and cannot eat when they have high cholesterol and diabetes and can't eat sugar.

Can someone help me with what foods a person can and cannot eat when they have high cholesterol and diabetes and can't eat sugar.

Great question: Your question is superb but requires an extensive answer which is beyond the scope of the space allotted here. Please ask your doctor to refer you to a nutritionist who will review in detail all the foods and amounts of food that will help keep both your cholesterol and blood sugar in good control. The key to lowering your lipids is excellent control of your diabetes. ...Read more

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I am probably in a stage 3 CKD. I am a bit confused about my diet. What I can/cannot eat especially when there are early signs of a type 2 diabetes ?

I am probably in a stage 3 CKD. I am a bit confused about my diet. What I can/cannot eat especially when there are early signs of a type 2 diabetes ?

Several issues.: Would try to not stress the kidneys. Less protein, less salt, less fluid, and avoid making the diabetes go very bad by avoiding sugars/sodas/sweets, and syrups. WHole grain starches are fine. Vegetables, dairy in moderation. Limit meats to about 1-2 portions per day. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens if you have diabetes and eat before a blood test?

Could you tell me what happens if you have diabetes and eat before a blood test?

Post-prandial result: Although most blood tests are supposed to be done in the fasting state, the after-meal (or post-prandial) glucose result can be very useful in certain settings. If you have diabetes and do a blood test after eating, the result can help determine whether you are eating too much carbs or need medication adjustments. American diabetes assn recommends a post-prandial glucose target less than 180 mg/dl. ...Read more

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Is it true that if you have diabetes you can not have children?

Is it true that if you have diabetes you can not have children?

No: Diabetes has little to no effect on fertility. Though diabetes can complicate a pregnancy, it can be managed by a trained ob/gyn physician. In some cases the help of a high risk OB (maternal fetal medicine) will be required. ...Read more

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