Type 2 Diabetes and Dragon Fruit

by cheskarr on August 21, 2014

Type 2 Diabetes and Dragon FruitType 2 Diabetes is the most common kind of diabetes. You are diagnosed with it when your body ignores insulin or your body is not producing enough insulin. Insulin is what transforms the glucose in your system into energy. When the sugar in your blood is not transmitted to cells, you have a big chance of acquiring type 2 diabetes.

Dragon Fruit is a fruit with a thin fuchsia rind which you can easily peel off. Inside the fruit is a juicy, sweet and sometimes tangy pulp with tiny black seeds. This fruit is eaten by royalty in Southeast Asian countries and is sometimes a bit expensive due to its rarity. The Dragon Fruit is also known as the Pitaya. It has high antioxidant content and helps in controlling the glucose level in type 2 diabetes patients.

Studies have shown that the sugar level of diabetic patients are significantly lowered when other low sugar diets are replaced with that of a dragon fruit diet. The dragon fruit is also high in Vitamin C and fiber.

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1 Doreen Clark April 27, 2013 at 2:02 pm

Hi on a recent holiday to varinisi India, we were given a fruit platter which contained amongst other fruits. The dragon fruit was the only fruit on the plate that I had not eaten before.
A couple of hours later I had an allergic reaction which needed a doctors visit and he injected me which lessened the rash and itching as quickly as it had come and we wondered what I was allergic to.
The next afternon we had a similar fruit platter which again contained dragon fruit and a couple of hours later my face swelled up as well as having a similar rash as the day before, my husband called for the doctor who came, again injecting me and then I was taken into hospital and was very ill for two days with the rash and severe itching all over my body.
We returned to the UK when I was discharged and immediately saw my GP who took blood tests which came back as OK. My thoughts of Dragon fruit are that it must have caused the allergy and tests will be taken shortly. have you ever experianced any reaction such as this before and do you have any advice as to the procedure of assertaining if the dragon fruit was in fact guilty
Doreen Clark, Bridgend South Wales UK

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