Which fruits and juices have a medium glycemic index?

Emilia Klapp
Nutrition & Dietetics
Fruits and juices with a medium glycemic index -- from 40 to 50 on a scale of 0 to 100 -- should be ingested by diabetics in moderation because of their effect on blood sugar. These include coconut and coconut milk, unsweetened cranberry juice, prunes, fresh-squeezed and unsweetened orange juice, unsweetened apple juice, unsweetened grapefruit juice, and persimmons.

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Diabetes mellitus (MEL-ih-tus), often referred to as diabetes, is characterized by high blood glucose (sugar) levels that result from the body’s inability to produce enough insulin and/or effectively utilize the insulin. Diabetes ...

is a serious, life-long condition and the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. Diabetes is a disorder of metabolism (the body's way of digesting food and converting it into energy). There are three forms of diabetes. Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease that accounts for five- to 10-percent of all diagnosed cases of diabetes. Type 2 diabetes may account for 90- to 95-percent of all diagnosed cases. The third type of diabetes occurs in pregnancy and is referred to as gestational diabetes. Left untreated, gestational diabetes can cause health issues for pregnant women and their babies. People with diabetes can take preventive steps to control this disease and decrease the risk of further complications.

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