All types of fruit are healthy and can be consumed by patients with diabetes as long as the fruit does not contain added sugar, according to the American Diabetes Association. Fruits are full of vitamins, minerals and fiber and can help diabetes patients stay away from sweet, sugary foods.
Diabetes patients should count their daily fruit intake as carbohydrates in their meal plans. The best option is to eat fresh or frozen fruits that do not contain any added sugars. Canned fruits are a great option as long as they are packed in juice or light syrup without any added sugar. Dried fruits can be a good option too, but they must only be eaten in small portions because they contain a lot of sugar, states the American Diabetes Association.