Diabetes type 2: Drink one small glass of fruit juice a day to control blood sugar

Diabetes type 2 is often linked to being overweight or inactive, or having a family history of this type of diabetes.

It’s a lifelong condition that can affect your everyday life, and left untreated it can cause a number of complications, for example eye problems, foot problems, heart attack and stroke.

To control your blood sugar level it’s advised people with diabetes type 2 make changes to their diet. Eating a healthy, balanced diet is key.

Fruit is associated with healthy eating, but when it comes to drinking fruit juice you should be wary.

All fruit, fruit juices and smoothies contain a naturally occurring sugar called fructose.

Fructose from whole fruit doesn’t add to your intake of free (or added) star, but in fruit juice or a smoothie it does, according to Diabetes UK.

It explains: “Whole fruit contains fibre (roughage), vitamins and minerals, which are good for your overall health. The fibre helps to slow down the speed the fructose is absorbed into your blood stream and can help you feel fuller for longer.

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