It’s a common misperception that diabetics cannot consume fruit. Fruit does, in fact, contain natural sugars. You do not, however, have to shun fruit just because you have diabetes. Simply put, that means you should choose your fruit intake more carefully.
Fruit can cause blood sugar to rise, much like many other foods. Your average blood sugar level, or A1C, can be increased by frequent blood sugar rises. Your body is managing the problem less effectively when the A1C level rises.
However, if you have diabetes, fruit doesn’t necessarily have to be off-limits. Fruit can be an excellent addition to a balanced diet. Diabetes sufferers should only choose the healthiest fruits and consume some others less frequently.
To find out which fruits are best and worst for diabetics, we chatted with two dietitians.