Hard to say about fruit because it depends on the degree of ripeness. Personally, I don't think quantities of fruit are good because of the nature of how fructose is metabolized by the body. Eat & test is the only way to know what works & doesn't work for you.
Just because one person says they don't eat much fruit doesn't mean that needs to be your answer also. At least make an informed choice. I just plugged in one serving of 3.6 oz cantaloupe (large, according to site) to calorieking.com and it would have 9 gm carbs/ 35 calories. Is that too much for you? Nine oz. grapefruit has 20.7 gm carbs / 82 calories. (7 oz has 16.2 gm)
What is "good" for diabetes is a healthy diet. That is defined differently by different people. For me, it means eating the whole range of foods. For others it means other things.
And, furthermore, I think grapefruit and cottage cheese go great together! It is my favorite fruit with cottage cheese. Many fruits, including cantaloupe, watermelon, grapefruit, apples, and so on, have important nutrients. If you want to omit fruit, then fine, but my view is that I like it and think it is good for my health. I try to eat less or smaller servings of those that really raise my BG: grapes, bananas, oranges.
Gerri's got it---eat and test. Took me a lot of testing, but berries are the only fruit I can eat without a big spike. Occasionally, on Amtrak's Empire Builder, I will have a single wedge of cantaloupe and cherish it. But not regularly. Eat and test. We are all different.....
Judith in Portland. T2, diet and exercise only, so far......
I've been T1 for more than 36 years. I eat lots of fruit, and love melon. Mostly cantalope and watermelon, also honeydew. I wait until melons are ripe before I open them. The carb content for all foods is freely available LINK HERE
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