Grapes and Diabetes

Sun World’s delicious and nutritious grapes are not only fat free and cholesterol free, but they can also fit your special dietary needs.

 

Grapes and Diabetes

Grapes and Diabetes

It’s a common myth that if you have diabetes or are afraid of getting diabetes that you shouldn’t eat certain foods like fruit because they contain too much sugar. We’re here to debunk that myth and show that grapes and diabetes can go together.

Grapes do not tend to highly elevate your blood sugar when eaten, nor do they highly increase insulin levels, so they are a fruit that you can eat if you are diabetic. Since high insulin levels cause insulin resistance, choosing foods with a lower insulin response rate, like grapes, will help to prevent you from developing the insulin resistance characteristic of Type 2 diabetes.

According to the Exchange Lists for Diabetes from the American Diabetes Association®, “a serving of 17 small grapes (or about 1 cup) contains around 15 grams of carbohydrate.”  If you’re already managing diabetes, you and your doctor can figure out exactly the right amount of carbohydrates for you, but “a place to start is at about 45-60 grams of carbohydrate at a meal.”

Featured Grape Recipes

Just because you’re following a sugar-free diet plan doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice taste. Try these tasty low-carb and low-sugar snacks, while enjoying the many health benefits of grapes:

 

Disclaimer:
The material on this website is provided for educational purposes only, and is not to be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. If you are concerned that you have gluten intolerance or celiac disease, talk to your doctor, as this can be a serious medical condition.

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