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Is it advisable to drink coconut water for a diabetic?

I am 53 years old. My blood sugar level. At fasting 115 and after intake of food after two hours, it is 182. I regularly take tender coconut water on alternate days. Can a diabetic drink tender coconut on a regular basis. Is it advisable or it should be stopped. Please suggest me your answer. Many thanks.
Mon, 23 Jun 2014
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Diabetologist 's  Response
Dear sir i can understand your concern.
coconut contains glucose and having high glycemic index.
coconut will contain electrolytes but shoots up sugars like any thing.
i suggest you to keep way from coconut water.
regards
Dr vamsi
Diabetologist
Apollo Hospitals
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Is it advisable to drink coconut water for a diabetic?

Dear sir i can understand your concern. coconut contains glucose and having high glycemic index. coconut will contain electrolytes but shoots up sugars like any thing. i suggest you to keep way from coconut water. regards Dr vamsi Diabetologist Apollo Hospitals