Is it Ok for a diabetic to eat dates, jaggery and honey?
Are you a diabetic patient or is on the brim of becoming one? Are you in doubt about the diet pattern you need to follow? Are you confused about whether eating jaggery or honey should be totally avoided? Follow this thread to know the opinion of our experienced members in this regard.
Some years ago I had enquired on behalf of somebody whether it is Ok for a diabetic to eat figs. So now I would like to know for myself why (since I forgot to ask the Doctor!), honey and jaggery is not recommended for diabetes patients. Also, what about dates (with or without seeds)?
One more thing - on the day of the test, I did eat karela with jaggery for lunch (this did not occur to me till much later, so had not mentioned it to the Doctor), so could that be a possible reason why the test post-lunch showed a high figure?