Is the Sugar in Fruit Bad for Diabetics?

Is the Sugar in Fruit Bad for Diabetics?

The sugar in fruit is not bad when it comes to diabetes, according to Mayo Clinic. Fruit is considered a carbohydrate in a diabetic's meal plan, and the number of carbohydrates a diabetic eats is determined by his glycemic index.

The glycemic index, as explained by Everyday Health, is a rating that is assigned to carbohydrate foods that shows how rapidly a particular food affects blood sugar levels.

Fruit typically contains 15 grams of carbohydrates, according to Mayo Clinic, and can be exchanged for other sources of carbohydrates in a meal plan, as explained by the American Diabetes Association. Most fruits have a low glycemic index.