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I Heard That If You Have Diabetes You Cannot Eat Grapes Is That True And Why
Presistent increased frequency of emptying bladder, urinating, as a symptom of a disease state. 2 types: Mellitus (high blood glucose) & Insipidus (inadequate anti-diuretic hormone). In Diabetes mellitus, the far more common, glucose concentrations are ↑ed due to combination of 8 organ system changes referred to as the "ominous octet" & aggravated by intake of sugars (simple & complex ...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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 ?
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