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April 3, 2004

Meal Planning, Food and Diet

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Question from Perrysberg, Ohio, USA:

Can you eat watermelon? If not, why?

Answer:

From: DTeam Staff

There is no reason why a person with diabetes cannot have watermelon. The thing you must understand is that all fruit is carbohydrate and will affect blood sugars more quickly than protein or fat sources. You need to watch the portion sizes that you eat at a time. To give you an idea, 1 1/4 cup cubed watermelon is equal to 15 grams of carbohydrates.

JMS