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Shetie

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What fruit and veg should I avoid ?
Hi still learning about diabetes but Water melon has a high GI approx.72, pineapple 66, cantaloupe 65, raisns 64 most of everything else is seemingly lower, the lowest being cherries 22. I could give you the GI of the rest if you like. That's fruit.

Veg: parsnip high 97, Baked potato 85, french fried potato 75 (don't even know what this is!) pumpkin 75 New potatos the best at 62 nope it's sweet potatos at 54, tomato the lowest at 38, peas are 48 can't find cabbage, but it can't be much.

We don't avoid any of it just eat a bit less of higher ones. We have type 1 hope this helps a bit, Shetie
 

Old Holborn

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Hi Shetie,

Thanks for your reply. Please can you send me the rest.

I'm chasing round the net trying to find out all I can but keep putting my brain in to overload mode, complete with blue screen and "system busy" message !!!
 

Old Holborn

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french fried potato 75 (don't even know what this is!) Shetie

Chips, like those skinny ones served up in burger joints.

The fatter the chip the "better". Wife does mine in the oven with a drizzle of Rapeseed oil. Only a handful once a week though.
 

C*5_Dodger

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The answer depends on the lifesytle approach you adopt. If you go the conventional route, choose low GI foods and keep taking the medications. If you want to go the low carb route get a copy of "What They Don't Tell You about Diabetes" by Jenny Ruhl (Amazon stock it). It gives you a stuctured way of finding out which foods you can tolerate and will delay the day you need to switch from diet alone to diet plus medications. Make sure that you get your diabetes team on board before you go low carb. :)
 
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Ikey the tinker

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Grapes and pineapple are high in sugar, don't take grapefruit if you are on statins. Bananas are surprisingly. I don't take any account of the GI - I just go by how much sugar is in it.
 

Shetie

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The rest of fruit and veg GI's:

Fruits:

orange juice 57 Mango 55 Banana 53 kiwi fruit 52 Grapefruit juice 48 Pinapple juice 46 Orange 43 Grapes 43 Apple juice 41 Apple 36 Pear 36
Strawberries 32 dried apricots 31 peach 28 grapefruit 25 plum 24

Veg:

Instant mashed potato 83 carrot 71 fresh mashed potato 70 beet 74 fresh corn 59 yam 51 peas 48

I have a number of other GI's for other very good healthy foods pastas, butter beans etc. which I could post later if that's any help.

I expect there may be some give and take on some of this, but these are from from a good book called The Sugar Solution and what I am giving you is from an extract "Secrets of the Glycemic Index"
 
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