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Which Fruits Are Good For Diabetic Patients?

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Fruit And Diabetes

Everyone should be eating more fruit and vegetables. You're probably aware of the five a day target, and this is equally important if you’re living with diabetes or if you’re not. You might think you think that the sugar content of fruit means that you can’t eat it. But, the sugar in fruit is natural, and is not this type of sugar we need to cut down on. This is different to the added sugar in drinks, chocolate, cakes and biscuits, as well as in fruit juices and honey. The amount of carbohydrate you eat has the biggest effect on your blood glucose levels and considering a portion of fruit contains about 15–20g carbs, a chocolate muffin has 55g carbs and a small bar of chocolate has 30g carbs it is better to reduce your intake of the chocolate, cakes and other snacks than the fruit itself to help manage your blood glucose levels. It is very unlikely that you need to reduce your fruit intake but you could keep a food diary to check how often and how much fruit you are eating. Some people find that it is easy to overdo the dried fruit, grapes and tropical fruits. If you consider a serving of dried fruit is a tablespoon and packs in 20.8g carbs, 20.8g total sugar and 82 calorie Continue reading >>

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  1. nigel daruvalla

    I was diagnosed with Diabetics after my fasting blood test result of 10.1 and have been taking Metformin for nearly 3 weeks now. Since taking this I have been off work as I am so tired and have no energy at all - Is this normal? any advice?

  2. soxpatch

    Hi,
    I'm a complete novice myself being diagnosed towards the end of March- I was feeling drained before diagnosis and had adverse reaction to the normal metformin & then the slow release one. I've ended up on a branded version of metformin which is working better for me. Upon diagnosis I was 16.8 & ended up in an ambulance with ketones!
    I've since got me levels down to between 6.1 and 9.9 and I'm feeling more in control. I've lost weight which is helping!
    I too have been off work while I've struggled with being newly diagnosed but as I'm starting to feel better I'm going back to work at the end of next week.
    I hope things start to get better for you. i believe it does take a while for the meds to kick in and for all the changes you have to make to your lifestyle to sink in.

  3. KookyCat

    Hiya and welcome
    High blood sugar does tend to make us tired, and I was exhausted after diagnosis for quite some time. It makes sense really because some of the fuel you put into your body is lingering around in your blood instead of making its way into your cells where it's needed to give you energy. I get dopey at anything above 8 so it's likely the high blood sugar is the culprit. I don't know much about Metformin and side effects but it might be worth checking in with your GP to rule out other causes of fatigue if you're worried, especially if you weren't tired before diagnosis. Also I get tired if I get dehydrated so make sure you're drinking enough water
    Hope you start to feel better soon and Soxpatch I'm glad you're feeling better

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