…according to an article in Nutrition Journal. These were newly diagnosed type 2 diabetics. This is interesting research because we’ve often assumed that the sugar in fruits would raise blood sugar too high, leading to recommendations to avoid fruits, or at least limit them to one piece daily.
The Well blog at the New York Times covered the story. You’ll likely find the comments illuminating. Also see the Diabetes Self-Managment article. I’ll read the original research report when time allows.
2 responses to “Moderate Fruit Consumption May Not Sabotage Blood Sugar Control In Type 2 Diabetes”
Are European measurements of HbA1c equivalent to American measurements? If not, then these are really mild diabetics with a few severe cases thrown in. It’s well known that diabetics who use MNT deteriorate, since the carb content of the diet puts an intolerable strain on the few remaining beta cells, so these guys are doomed, fruit or no fruit. Why use MNT? To create a market for insulin sensitizing drugs? My HbA1c is 5.1% after 15 years on Bernstein’s low carbohydrate diet, I’m 67 and have no heath complaints. I don’t believe I’d be in good shape if I’d stuck with MNT.
Whatever is MNT? Too many diabetic drugs in the news for causing major health problems. Also Lipitor causing increased risk of diabetes! Are diabetic patients just Ginny pigs for the medical industry?