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Dr Curo says

Eat more vegetables and low carbs 

Eat more vegetables and low carbs 

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Deeksha Khare says

Fruits are high in Fructose but as it ripens, it changes into Glucose. The quantity and choice of the fruits depend on your blood sugar control and medicines you have been prescribed. Take care to select fruits with low glycemic load and don't take canned or sugar-coated fruits in your diet. To retain its nutritional value and minimize the glucose content, try to avoid juices. Consume your fruits along with the peel to improve fiber content. Fruits are rich in soluble fiber which is known to reduce cholesterol and they are rich in phytochemicals.
List of low Glycemic Index fruits

  • Apple
  • Pear
  • Guava
  • Oranges
  • Sweetlime
  • Berries - strawberries, blackberries, blueberries, gooseberries (Amla in Hindi)
  • Papaya
  • Watermelon
  • Muskmelon
  • Plumps (Aloo bukhara in Hindi)
  • Peaches
     

Fruits are high in Fructose but as it ripens, it changes into Glucose. The quantity and choice of the fruits depend on your blood sugar control and medicines you have been prescribed. Take care to select fruits with low glycemic load and don't take canned or sugar-coated fruits in your diet. To retain its nutritional value and minimize the glucose content, try to avoid juices. Consume your...

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Deeksha Khare says

The Glycemic Index (GI) measures the impact a certain food has on your blood sugar levels due to its own sugar content. Values of 55 and higher are considered medium and high GI. Foods at these levels should be consumed in moderation. Foods with a GI of 50 and below are considered acceptable.Although the GI numbers shouldn’t be an absolute deterrent on what you should or shouldn’t eat, it’s a useful tool to understand how food impacts blood sugar. Depending on their state of ripeness. Unripe bananas have a GI of about 42. Ripe bananas with brown specks have a GI of around 48 to 51. As a rule, the riper the fruit, the higher the GI value or sugar content. Half a banana has approximately 15 grams of sugar and should have a low impact on your blood sugar levels.
The Glycemic Index (GI) measures the impact a certain food has on your blood sugar levels due to its own sugar content. Values of 55 and higher are considered medium and high GI. Foods at these levels should be consumed in moderation. Foods with a GI of 50 and below are considered acceptable.Although the GI numbers shouldnât be an absolute deterrent on what you should or shouldnât eat, itâs a... (Read More)
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Deeksha Khare says

Definitely u can have sugar..see, it is mostly considered that taking high sugar leads to hyperglycemia and diabetes mellitus..but the thing is not so simple..Basically if u donot take extra sugar even then u can develop DM due to the resistance of the body cells to insulin..type 2 DM is a problem of the body cells …So a person with normal food intake can develop DM also , even if he doesnt take sweets..but if u are diagnosed with DM then the first and foremost condition is to …CONTROL the sugar level..and not by refraining totally from sweets..instead trying to burn down the calorie.. exercise, yoga, proper sleep habits are all useful in DM..A regular and controlled life is more important.. and burning down the carbs is one of the most helpful way to deal with Type 2 DM…
Definitely u can have sugar..see, it is mostly considered that taking high sugar leads to hyperglycemia and diabetes mellitus..but the thing is not so simple..Basically if u donot take extra sugar even then u can develop DM due to the resistance of the body cells to insulin..type 2 DM is a problem of the body cells âSo a person with normal food intake can develop DM also , even if he doesnt... (Read More)
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Deeksha Khare says

If your diabetes is out of control, then you are going to crave sugar. You body is not able to use the sugar so it just keeps craving more. You may have to talk to you doctor about temporarily putting you on a medication to control your blood glucose… BEFORE you can control your sugar cravings. If you don’t want more meds, then you will need to walk off the blood glucose to get your cravings under control. You might also try fasting until the level comes down. Once the blood glucose comes down then you should be able to stop the cravings.
If your diabetes is out of control, then you are going to crave sugar. You body is not able to use the sugar so it just keeps craving more. You may have to talk to you doctor about temporarily putting you on a medication to control your blood glucoseâ BEFORE you can control your sugar cravings. If you donât want more meds, then you will need to walk off the blood glucose to get your cravings... (Read More)
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