Diabetics can still eat fruit. However, there are some fruits that should not be consumed in excess because they contain high sugar.
Fruit is beneficial for the body because it contains vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and a natural sugar called fructose.
However, fruits with high sugar content or having a glycemic index (GI) above 60 or 70-100 can worsen the condition of diabetics.
Launching Medical News Today, here are some fruits with high sugar content that can worsen the condition of diabetes.
Two slices of watermelon contain 5.5 grams of carbohydrates, with a glycemic index of 76, which is quite high for diabetics.
A cup of pineapple chunks contains roughly 5.5 grams of carbohydrates with the same glycemic index as watermelon, which is 76.
3. Bananas that are too ripe
Bananas are actually good for diabetics. But you should avoid eating bananas that are too ripe.
According to the FDA, 100 grams of an overripe banana contains 20 grams of carbohydrates with a glycemic index between 70-100.
In addition to watermelon, pineapple, and bananas that are too ripe, diabetics should also avoid some processed fruits, such as:
4. Canned fruit or dried fruit
As much as possible, people with diabetes should avoid eating canned or dried fruit.
The reason is, some processed fruit in cans or dried can contain a lot of added sugar that is used when preserving these fruits.
You can still eat canned or dried fruit as long as the label says they are unsweetened and contain no added sugar.
5. Fruit juice
According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), drinking fruit juice between meals can increase blood sugar levels compared to eating fruit directly.
Diabetics can still consume fruit juice, but in small doses and without added sugar.
On the other hand, according to Medical News Today, here are some fruits that are suitable for people with diabetes to eat.
The bad condition of diabetes if you consume too much sugar
Consumption of too much sugar, including from certain fruits can trigger bad conditions in diabetics, including:
The condition of rising sugar levels in the blood or called hyperglycemia can be dangerous to health, especially in diabetics.
Consumption of drugs for diabetics can usually help reduce blood sugar levels.
If blood sugar is still high, diabetics must consult a doctor and change their lifestyle.
Frequent urination or polyuria is a common sign of type 1 and 2 diabetes. Polyuria is characterized when a person urinates at least 3 liters per day.
This condition occurs because the body tries to rid the blood of excess glucose.
High blood sugar levels can make a person with diabetes susceptible to infection. Patients should see a doctor if they have frequent infections.
Infections in people with diabetes take a long time to heal and can get worse more quickly. If not treated properly, infection can be life threatening.
Infections that often attack people with diabetes are cellulitis or ulcers (especially on the feet), urinary tract infections, to fungal infections.