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Sat Aug 25 13:52:25 UTC 2012

When ever I eat "AVOCADO" my sugar 2hours after meal increases from 140 to 170.Generally my sugar after 2h of meal is around 140.
Asked By: sarwar  

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I am taking GLUCOPHAGE 500mg one tablet after lunch and dinner.
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2012-09-09 13:48:44.0

Thank you for your question to dLife. What you eat can have a direct effect on your blood sugar levels. Foods which contain carbohydrates (starches and sugars) will likely raise your blood sugar levels. Examples of carbohydrate containing foods include cake, candy, cookies, fruits and dairy products. Although an avocado is considered a fruit, it is rich in healthy fats called omega 3 fatty acids and low in carbohydrates. Avocados can help to control blood sugar, as they are high in monounsaturated fat and soluble fiber while being low in carbohydrate. In addition, avocados contain sterols which have been shown to reduce cholesterol levels. They also have a low glycemic index (less than 15). 1 cup of avocado contains 240 calories, 13 grams of carbohydrate, 10 grams of fiber and 22 grams of fat. The available amount of carbohydrate from avocados is actually a bit lower due to its fiber content. Are you eating foods that contain carbohydrate with the avocado (such as white bread or chips)? It might be very helpful to keep a detailed food record and review it with a registered dietitian who is also a certified diabetes educator. He or she can help you figure out why your blood sugars are higher after eating certain foods. Blood sugar response is very individualized. Please keep us posted on your progress.
Answered By: Susan Weiner
Accreditations: R.D., M.S., C.D.E.,C.D.N.
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