Fruit Sugar and Diabetes
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Christine is a Registered Dietitian & Certified Diabetes Educator
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Q. I have Type 2 diabetes. I need to know which fruits are lower in sugar.
Which ones would be a better choice for me to eat?
A. It is important when choosing fruit to pay attention to portion sizes.
You might measure out portions at the beginning to get an idea of a portion.
One small apple, 3/4 cup of berries, or 1 cup of melon is a serving of fruit.
Choose whole fruit over fruit juice more often. Whole fruit contains
fiber and may not be absorbed into your bloodstream as quickly compared
to fruit juices.
As whole fruits become more processed (juiced, pureed, mashed) there is potential for greater impact on blood sugar as a result of less fiber.
Christine Carlson, MS, RD, BC-ADM, CDE
GlucoMenu® Nutrition Director
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Christine Carlson, Registered Dietitian &
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