Does the sugar content of apples effect the blood sugar for diabetices if so, which one has the least amount of sugar? Would it be the ones with tartness? like pink ladys or granny smith.thank you for your help I have a customer that has turned to me for the ansewer.
Since apples contain carbohydrate, they have the potential to affect blood sugar. However, this does not mean they cannot be eaten by a person who is following a diet for diabetes. The sugar content will not be affected by the degree of tartness. If this individual is unclear about how to fit apples into a diet for diabetes, I suggest you encourage him/her to discuss this with his/her physician, who may refer to a registered dietitian or certified diabetes educator. A registered dietitian in your area can be found at www.eatright.org.