What Fruits Are Good for Diabetes?

Some fruits that are good for diabetes are:  apples, citrus, berries, strawberries, blueberries, cherries, peaches,  and apricots.  Fresh and frozen fruits are the way to consume fruits.  Fruit juices have lots of sugar, as do canned fruits.

Foods fall on different places according to the glycemic index, a number that details how each food will affect glucose levels in the blood based on its chemical makeup. The lower a food’s glycemic number, or GI, the better it is for the diabetic diet.  It is important to know the glycemic index of foods which can rapidly increase your blood sugar.

When it comes to fruit, two things are important.  One is portion size.  The second is, eat whole fruit instead of fruit juice.  Fruit juice, even though it is made from fruit, is still high in sugar and will give a sugar spike.  Eat whole fruit instead.  However, too much of a good thing can be bad as well.  Too much fruit translates into too many carbs and grams of sugar, so learn correct portion size.

Think about adding nuts or vegetables to fruits.  For example, a salad made of diced apples, diced celery, and walnuts has some of the lower glycemic celery and nuts to mono-saturated fats to buffer the sugar and carbs in the fruit.

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What is the Difference Between Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes

 

Type 1 diabetes is a total lack of insulin in the body.  The body’s immune system attacks the cells in the pancreas that make insulin until the body can no longer make it.  Type 1 diabetes used to be called juvenile diabetes.

Type 2 diabetes is when a body that does not use insulin efficiently.  There is insulin, but the body does not use it effectively.  Excess weight and a sedentary life may contribute to type 2 diabetes.

With diabetes, it is important that you consult with professional help right away. This is important because there is plenty to be learned about the disease that only someone who specializes in it will know.

There may a free clinic in your area to have your diabetes monitored if you can’t afford to visit your doctor every three months. You can call your local Diabetes association, ask at a local hospital, or inquire through your Health Department, to find out where the closest clinic is to you.

When buying your Diabetes medicines, ask for as much as possible at one time. The fee that is added when the pharmacist dispenses your prescription is the same whether you buy 30 days or 90. Therefore, spreading that cost out over multiple days will also reduce the per-dose cost of your medications.

 

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