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Dear Sir or, Madam,I am a secondry diabetic most fruits I cant eat even though I love them, I am alittle over weight but perhaps 1/2 stone.I love lemons, limes, and grapefruit, will they effect my sugar reading?Thank YouJohn

It is a common misconception that diabetics should not consume fruits. However, this is untrue. Although fruits are composed of sugar, it is easily digested by the body, as oppose to sugar from cakes, candies and other sweets. Fruits also provide beneficial compounds (vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, etc.) including fiber, which actually promotes stable blood sugar levels. Diabetics should be concerned with refined foods and foods with large amounts of added sugar. These foods will cause a steep increase in blood sugar. So, enjoy all the fruits and vegetables that you would like (but remember that even though fruits are nutritious for you, they still count as a carbohydrate).
 
Fruits and vegetables are part of a healthy balanced eating pattern that promotes steady blood sugar levels. Our Diabetes Resource Kit is a great tool to assist with managing your diabetes!
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