Is there a list of fruits to avoid for pre-diabetic patients?

Topics: Diet

There’s really no fruit that needs to be avoided simply because you have pre-diabetes. Having pre-diabetes means that your fasting blood glucose (sugar) level is above the normal range but not yet high enough to be considered diabetes.

Research has shown that if you have pre-diabetes, you can lower your risk of developing type 2 diabetes by following some simple steps. First, if you are overweight, losing about 7% to 10% of your total body weight will decrease your risk of diabetes. Secondly, keeping physically active and getting 30 mins a day of exercise (such as walking), 5 days a week can also lower your risk. Of course, eating a healthy diet is good for all of us and can help you to get to or maintain your target weight. A healthy diet consists of low-fat dairy products, lean meats, whole grain foods and a variety of fruits and vegetables.

The key to healthy eating is variety and moderation. Here are a few tips: eat a variety of fruits and vegetables each day- include lots of color, choose whole grain over processed foods, lean meats and try to include some fish in your diet a couple of times a week, choose non or low-fat dairy products and limit the amount and number of times that you have snacks and sweets. Even eating too much of a healthy food can lead to weight gain, so try to watch your portion sizes.

For more information on this topic, visit:

http://www.libertymedical.com/healthy_living/article/pre-diabetes/ 

http://www.diabetes.org/diabetes-basics/prevention/pre-diabetes/?loc=DropDownDB-prediabetes 

http://www.choosemyplate.gov/ 

Posted on February 15, 2012 by:

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