Diabetes Fruits To Avoid List

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Myth: I Can't Eat Fruit If I Have Diabetes

Save for later Although we know fruits and vegetables are good for us people with diabetes are often told they can’t eat fruit because they are too sweet or contain sugar. All fruits contain natural sugar, but also contain a good mix of vitamins, minerals and fibre. Why are fruit and vegetables so good for us? Eating fruits and vegetables lowers the risk of developing many health conditions including high blood pressure, heart diseases, strokes, obesity and certain cancers. It’s even more important for people with diabetes to eat more fruits and vegetables as most of these conditions are more likely to affect them. Fruits and vegetables have a good mix of soluble and insoluble fibre which is good for your bowels and general health – so it makes sense to eat more of them Should people with diabetes cut back on fruit because of sugar content? Managing diabetes has to do with managing your blood glucose, blood fats, blood pressure and your weight, and fruits and vegetables can play a positive role in all these. The concern has been that because fruits contain sugar, it makes your blood glucose go up. In fact, most fruits have low to medium glycaemic index, so they do not lead to Continue reading >>

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  1. mookie47

    Epsom Salt (magnesium sulfate) for Diabetics

    About a year ago I dislocated my knee and tore a few ligaments, it gets sore and swolen sometimes and my grandmother recently suggested a hot epsom salt bath. When I bought the salt it says on the back that diabetics should not use epsom salt unless directed to do so by a physician. When I looked online I found some horror stories about bad epsom salt experiences but nothing seemed specific to Diabetes.
    I realize the obvious side effects of dizziness or having a hot soak effect my sugars..
    Does anyone know why we arent supposed to use Epsom salt?

  2. jessidehl

    You can actually absorb the magnesium through your skin. I think it can make you go low...

  3. coravh

    I think what they may be doing as well is extrapolating. If you have diabetic kidney disease, exposing yourself to the possible absorption of the Mg could be bad for you if your kidneys are not filtering properly. This is basic CYA behavior. Otherwise, I don't see any real problems.

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