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Fruits For Diabetics To Avoid

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'diabetics Should Avoid Certain Fruits'

If you have diabetes, there is no reason you should have to avoid certain fruits. In fact, there is no such thing as a “bad” fruit. Fruits are an important component of a healthy, balanced diet as they are loaded with powerful nutrients and antioxidants that promote health. Many fruits are also high in fibre which is not only good for digestion, but also helps to keep blood sugar levels steady and keeps you full for longer. They are also low in kilojoules, which is excellent news if you need to lose weight. However, it is important to understand that all the different kinds of fruits in Nature's basket can have different effects on your blood sugar levels. This effect on blood sugar levels is measured by the glycaemic index. Fruits that are absorbed quickly and release a quick burst of energy are categorised as high-GI foods, whereas fruits that are digested slower and therefore provide a more sustained energy release, are categorised as low-GI foods. As it is so important for diabetics to regulate their blood sugar levels at all times, it is important to learn the GI value of fruits. Fruits with a low glycaemic index (GI value of 55 or less) are always the recommended safe cho Continue reading >>

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  1. mtnprotracy

    Well....sadly, I've been diagnosed with GD. I guess all those Starburst Jelly Beans and McDonalds milkshakes finally caught up with me . I'm waiting for an appointment at the diabetic clinic to get information. my glucometer and such.
    So, any of you fine ladies dealing with GD? What are your favorite breakfasts? I'm finding that is the hardest meal to cut out carbs.
    I'm dealing with leg cramps in my left calf almost every morning. I'm in no way dehydrated.....getting plenty of potassium. My leg has been sore all day from the one this morning....any suggestions?
    I have my first shower this Saturday....getting excited ! I can look and see what items from my registry have been purchased......and I feel like a kid at Christmas !
    I hope you ladies are having a great week!!!!

  2. Gia7777

    Well it sounds like you are taking everything in stride and I like your sense of humor! Im sure they'll be giving you much info on what foods you should/should not be eating and hopefully that will get things under control for you! Bummer about your leg cramps, and hopefully that will subside soon!
    How exciting about your shower......Don't go and spoil the surprise of the gifts by peeking at whats been bought LOL!
    Hang in there and I know you'll do well!

  3. Maple Leaf

    I don't know much about GD Tracy but I think there is a GD thread in the gestational complications section - there is bound to be lots of tips and recipes on there. I agree with gia though - sounds like you are taking it in your stride.
    Leg cramps are awful, I had them a while back - partly due to standing all day at work. I used to find a warm bath and then elevating my leg higher than my heart helped ( use a few pillows to elevate them). You could also get some support stockings to see if they help?
    Let us know how your baby shower goes...did I see you are having 2 showers? Just like the Queen having 2 birthdays. Lol

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