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Is pineapple a type of fresh fruit that a Type 2 diabetic can eat?

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Pineapple has a medium glycemic index and is an acceptable fruit choice for individuals with type 2 diabetes, according to the American Diabetes Association. As with other foods, individuals should be cautious with the portion size of the pineapple in order to manage carbohydrate intake.

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A small study investigating the effects of consuming various fruits indicates that it is safe to recommend pineapple to type 2 diabetics, according to the National Center for Biotechnology Information. Individuals with type 2 diabetes were randomly fed either banana, orange, mango, pineapple, pawpaw or glucose. The subsequently collected blood samples demonstrated that all the fruits generated acceptable blood sugar responses.

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