Can A Diabetic Eat Red Grapes?

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Grapes For Diabetes

Grapes are considered healthy foods for a lot of reasons. They are considered a health food because they are rich in minerals, vitamins, fiber, and other nutrients. Fruits are high in glucose and fructose, but should still be a part of the diabetic diet for the many benefits they offer to your body. Since fruits can upset the balance of glucose levels in your blood, they should be consumed in small or controlled quantities only on the recommendation of your doctor or a dietician. Fruits are an important part of the diabetic meal plan. Red grapes have naturally occurring sugars, but they also contain good amounts of fiber, which prevent your body form absorbing the nutrients form grapes too quickly. This ultimately prevents your blood glucose levels from spiking suddenly. Unlike sugars and carbohydrates, fibers do not cause an increase in the blood sugar levels. Doctors recommend grapes for diabetes. You can simply consume about three servings of grapes every day. This amounts to one serving of grapes with each meal. The American Diabetes Association recommends red and black grapes for diabetics owing to their high nutritional content. Half a cup of red grapes for diabetics contain Continue reading >>

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  1. Angela09

    Hi, I have had T2 for 10 1/2 years and am on Metformin, Pioglitazone, and Glibenclamide plus a Statin and an aspirin. I posted a few months ago that my blood sugar has come down a fair amount according to the test which they do at the doctors.
    First of all it came down by .7 (from 7.5) and at my last test it had come down another .5. The only thing I am doing differently is I am eating red grapes at lunchtime. I know some diabetics are on tighter controls and will have to ask if it is ok for them to eat grapes but if you can I can certainly say it works.
    My blood sugar had never come down before. If it comes down any further I am going to ask if I can stop taking the Pioglitazone (this is the one med which makes me have hypos, the others don't. So if I can stop taking it it will mean I can reduce my food intake. I certainly need to!). I just wanted to share this with you. It has to be red grapes as the green ones do not contain the chemical which lowers blood sugar.

  2. Sid Bonkers

    Hi Angela09 I'd always though that grapes always raised bg levels regardless of colour, but having said that i have not eaten grapes since being diagnosed, mainly because I lack self control with grapes, if I eat one i will eat the whole bunch before i know it :lol:
    I may see if I can buy a very small bunch of red grapes and give them a try.

  3. IanS

    I get through 2 bunches of grapes a week without any impact on my BG. I believe that the sugar in grapes (fructose) doesn't cause a problem anyway.

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