All seasonal fruits when taken in proper amount are beneficial to people with diabetes. Fruits contain sugar in the form of fructose. Unlike glucose, fructose doesn’t require insulin for metabolism. Fruits are rich source of vitamin C & potassium. Moreover they contains other vitamins & minerals. They have high content of fibers as well as water, which gives feeling of satiety very early & at a low calorie intake. Consumption of fruit along with skin is advisable. Fruits like mango, sapota (chikoo), banana, custard apple etc. are rich in sugar & can be taken in limited quantity when diabetes is well under good control.
Avoid preserved, processed & canned fruits.
It is advisable to avoid fruit juice as it may increase blood sugar levels. It can only be taken during illness, replacing the regular meal.