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Does apples raise your blood sugar?

Since apples contain carbohydrate, they will raise blood sugar. Blood sugar will increase more slowly if the apple is eaten whole versus consuming juice because the fiber in the apple helps to slow absorption some. The increase in blood sugar is not harmful. A person who has diabetes and must watch their blood sugars can eat apples. They should see a dietitian or a certified diabetes educator to learn how to plan meals to manage their blood sugar.

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  1. My bs reading at 6pm was 120. I injected my insulin novalog 70/30 70 units went to bed around 8pm before bed ate med size apple woke up blodd sugar 280 what gives???

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