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Should people with diabetes avoid eating all fruits? A dietician busts myths

0 3 years ago

While diabetes can often limit your food options, on the brighter side, it also makes you mindful about the portions and the nutritional content of what you consume, so you can make healthy choices for yourself. If managed effectively with regular exercise, proper diet and certain lifestyle changes, diabetes can be tackled with ease.

For the uninitiated, diabetes is a disease that occurs when the body doesn’t produce enough insulin or can’t use it effectively. If not managed well, it could lead to serious health problems from heart diseases, kidney trouble, stroke to lower limb amputation.

Now coming back to food choices for diabetics, it is recommended that they have food with low GI (glycaemic index). GI is basically a rating of foods on a scale from 1 to 100. The score indicates how quickly the food item may raise blood sugar levels. Low GI foods are absorbed slower while high GI foods can raise sugar levels rapidly.

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