Eating more blueberries, apples and pears may be linked to lower risk of diabetes, according to a new U.S. study

Healthy Eating for Chilren - blueberries linked to lower risk of diabetesHealthy eating as children can help prevent diabetes. Reuters Health reported on Friday that a recent study showed that eating more blueberries, apples and pears may be linked to lower risk of diabetes. The study referred to in their article shows an association with a lower risk of diabetes, but didn’t prove that the fruits actually prevent diabetes.

The study tracked the dietary patters of 200,000 men and women and found that “blueberry-lovers had a 23 percent lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes compared with those who ate no blueberries. People who ate five or more apples a week also had a 23 percent lower risk compared with those who didn’t eat apples.”

These results agree with a Finnish report related to consumption of berries and apples and diabetes risk.

Some people worry that fruit sugar raises blood glucose levels too rapidly, but other substances in fruit such as fibers may have benefits for diabetics. Dr. Loren Greene, a professor of medicine at New York University who was not involved in the study says, “It argues very nicely for the consumption of whole fruits rather than fruit juices.”

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4 Responses to Eating more blueberries, apples and pears may be linked to lower risk of diabetes, according to a new U.S. study

  1. Jassy says:

    First hegnur.Then high blood sugar, which can bring on meonidoss and a deep hegnur, fuzzy eyesight, a desperate need for the toilet many times a day, along with a desperate thirst, and tiredness.Then great discomfort with outrageously high blood sugar.Then coma (may or may not happen within the 2 days) and if it kept going, the next step is death.If a person doesn’t eat (diabetic or not), the liver encourages glucose release, so even if that person WAS taking their insulin they’d probably end up with high blood sugar assuming their background insulin was correct. If they weren’t eating but were still taking their meal insulin they’d be in trouble with low blood sugar.Diabetics must never give up their insulin. Even missing one dose can be horrible although not the end of the world. Missing one meal is no biggie if they’re testing their blood sugar and willing to make adjustments with snacks / insulin as needed. But what you’re talking about here is serious stuff for a diabetic very very dangerous. There are long term effects from high blood sugar that can be quite scary and fatal (in a slow and horrible way). I really hope you don’t know anyone who would attempt this kind of craziness.

    • Mustafa says:

      It’s hard to say if diet and exercise alone would lower your blood surags enough to avoid metformin and/or insulin. It would depend on what your levels without it would be. I do know that your body’s need for insulin will more than likely increase as you progress through your trimesters.I would speak to your doctor about this and explain how strongly you feel, if you are keeping a record of your results and keeping a tite control he may allow it, as long as your blood sugar levels are as normal as possible. This is going to take a lot of hard work, I was testing upto 12 times a day everyday, just before and 2hrs after each meal, at bedtime, during the night and in the morning. Keep in mind that metformin could help if you really don’t want to use insulin.I know it’s hard, I hope you are able to get there without the insulin.Good Luck

  2. Aanya says:

    I am 15 year old girl I weigh 103 pounds I have a bad habit of tanieg a lot of sweets candy fatty foods for snacks although I could say my mom feeds me healthy foods For example for breakfast I eat hot chocolate wit extra extrra sugar, in school for lunch I have cheetos snickers cookies wit milk, for dinner I will have something like beans with rice meat after lunch ill have a sugary snack.. And then before bed I also have a sugary snack like chocolate or a twinkie etc. My problem is that I developed something called GERD which is gastric reflux, it doesn’t let me sleep but I have been on medication for it , I stopped tanieg food late at night seein this was the cause to the GERD and I tried to cut back on the sugar since my great grandma has diabetes and I don’t wanna develop it as well But last night I ate 3 bars of hersheys chocolate I felt dizzy, my fingers and toes were tingling my heart was racing.. I got scared and it seems to me like all the candy is doing something to me.. Maybe low blood preassure? Could that be eat But anyways I want to know what healthy snacks I can change my diet for, I try tanieg yougurt but its so bitter and gross idk what else to buy that is healthy.. I like fruits as well but it doesn’t satisfy me .. How can I become more healthy I don’t want any complications at such a young age please help..

  3. Great article! Glad to know all of these stuffs. I love eating apples.

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