What Fruits Diabetics Should Avoid?

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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. lucy123

    could this be diabetes related? My feet are itching and are driving me crazy so I scratch til I can't scratch no more.
    Have seen GP in past and been given athletes foot cream and eczema cream Andrew used for weeks but no different.
    Feet are also very dry.
    Only one foot was affected but both now and when itching foot feels warm.
    I have an appointment to see podiatrist in 5 weeks time but wondered if it could be to do with diabetes. Also have fungal big toe which have had for about 4 years but GP not bothered about it.
    Can anyone suggest a remedy to stop the itching. I have soaked feet in hibiscrub and listerine and also tried vicksvapour rub! Nothing so far has worked.
    Thanks all

  2. SlowRunner

    If the skin on your feet is very dry this might be causing irritation. Make sure you keep them well moisturised & use a pumice stone to gently massage off any dry, dead skin cells. Apart from that, my only advice would be to try & keep them cool if possible & maybe try an antihistamine such as piriton?

  3. Annette

    Bit of an odd one, but might help with the dryness, which is possibly causing the itching (or at least contributing). Wash and dry your feet. Slather (and I mean SLATHER) on a moisturising emollient (like E45 lotion or cream), until your skin cant absorb any more. Then put on a pair of plastic bags (to protect your socks and keep the cream on) then put socks over the top (to protect the bags).
    Dont leave the bags on too long (you dont want to get all hot and sweaty in there), just for an hour or two, maybe, to allow the cream time to soak in. Overnight, put the emollient on with the socks (preferably cotton) but not the bags.
    Every time you feel an itch, rub on some cream (cream is better here than lotion) rather than scratching.
    As for the fungal thing, my OH has a fungal infection in one toe nail. Its in the nail bed so the normal cream treatments dont work (cant get to it). The Dr said, he could treat him, but the anti-fungal tablets have some very nasty side effects, so unless it was really causing him a problem (it wasnt) they'd prefer not to treat him, but it was his choice. He chose to live with it.

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