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Diabetic. Can I eat Guava?

RESPECTED DR CHOWDHURY,
MY SON, SOUMYAJIT (AGE-18+) IS SUFFERING FROM DIABETES.I WISH TO GET HIM CHECKED BY YOU.I RESIDE AT SHYAMBAZAR,KOL-3.PLEASE GIVE YOUR CONTACT DETAILS AT YYYY@YYYY MOB NO. IS0000.PLEASE ALSO ADVISE WHETHER GUAVA CAN BE ALLOWED TO INTAKE.
WITH REGARDS,
YOURS SINCERELY,
JAYANTA BAGCHI
Asked On : Sun, 7 Apr 2013
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Fruits high in fructose are beneficial to diabetics because fructose does not require insulin for metabolisation.Fructose also has a much lower glycemic index of 19 compared to glucose or sucrose (table sugar) which have GI values of 100 and 60 respectively. This means high fructose fruits will not spike blood sugar levels to the same extent as high glucose fruits. High fructose fruits include apples, cherries, pears, guavas etc.

Fruits with high amounts of the sugars glucose and sucrose tend to have high GI values and should either be avoided or be eaten in small amounts as they can spike blood glucose levels very quickly.  High GI fruits include bananas, dates, grapes, watermelon, pineapples, and oranges. 
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