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Is fresh fruit bad for a diabetic?

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Fresh fruit is good for diabetes, as it contains minerals, fibers and vitamins, according to the American Diabetes Association. Fruit also contains carbohydrates and should be included as part of a daily meal plan.

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The best fruit choices for someone who is diabetic are frozen, fresh or canned without any additional sugar, explains the American Diabetes Association. If choosing canned fruit, choose fruit in light syrup or juice. Dried fruit or 100 percent fruit juice are good choices as well, but they may not be as filling because the portion sizes are small. Fresh fruit is a great way to satisfy a craving for something sweet.

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