Diabetes

Question
Posted by: sam | 2012-10-30

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diet

Is banana harmful for a diabetic ty 2

Expert's Reply

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Diabetes expert

Dear Sam
A banana falls into the intermediate GI(glycemic index) range, and so can be eaten as they are also a source of fiber, vitamin C and potassium. They should not be eaten in large quantities and the amount will depend on your total carbohydrate intake for the day as determined by your meal plan. If you want to know how much it affects your glucose levels personally, then try and eat one on an empty stomach and check your levels before and 2 hours later.

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Posted by: Zexeon | 2012-10-30

I meant to say diatician my tab could have changed the word.

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Posted by: Zexeon | 2012-10-30

I eat banana every day but I''m not diabetic but my daughter is and when she was small the pediatrician said she should only have half a banana not more than 3 times a week as ... but maybe you could have a whole banana as you arent a child?

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