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Grapefruit also has a low glycemic index (GI), around 25, which means it doesn't raise blood sugar as quickly or as much as high-GI foods like white bagel (72) or even a banana (48) or watermelon (72). (The highest GI score is 100.) A 2006 study published in the Journal of Medicinal Food, found that people who ate grapefruit (juice or half a fruit) before a meal had a lower spike in insulin two hours later than those taking a placebo, and fresh grapefruit was associated with less insulin resistance. All 91 patients in the 12-week study were obese, but they did not necessarily have type 2 diabetes. While the results are promising in those without diabetes, blood-sugar reactions to food can vary widely, so if you have been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, test your blood sugar after eating grapefruit to make sure it can be part of your healthy eating plan. Getty Images Blood sugar is a tricky little beast. Yes, you can get a high reading if you throw caution to the wind and eat several slices of cake at a wedding. The problem is that you can also have a high blood sugar reading if you follow every rule in the type 2 diabetes handbook. That's because it's not just food that affects blo Continue reading >>

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  1. lorimac

    when is a blood sugar level too high

    I have just recently been diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes (as in five days ago) at age 23. The past two nights I have checked my sugars and the screen has read HI. What exactly does this mean? I once had a level of 512 so does this mean it is higher than that reading? Should i contact my doctor if I get a reading that says HI? sorry so many questions, but i'm still pretty confused about all of this. I am meeting with a diabetes educator tomorrow so hopefully it will make more sense then. Thanks
    Lori

  2. Lois

    If your meter has given you readings "HI" for some time, then you need to call your doctor and let them know. He may have you go to the ER. With these high readings are you experiencing the same symptoms you had when they diagnosed you? The average for glucose levels is 70-110, but your doctor should have told you what a good goal was for you. Give your doctor a call tonight and let them know. It is not good to keep your numbers that high.

  3. Amy

    hi Lorimac, I know how you feel, my blood sugar read HI last night too, I was at work then I took more insulin got it down to 360, took more insulin got it way down to 73> I used to live in Huntsville, AL. thats where I was diagnosed back in 2003

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