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Can people with diabetes eat yogurt with sweet flavour

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Can people with diabetes eat yogurt with sweet flavour

My parents have diabetes

I am wondering those strawberries flavoured yogurt is suitable for them? Or only plain yogurt is preferred?
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What’s their rest of diet look like? Are they overweight?
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Get the plain ones and flavour it yourself with fresh fruit or a bit of jam but get a good jam. This way you can control the amount of sugar.
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The normal yogurts we would eat are usually too sugar heavy for people with diabetes. You may wish to have them try the "no added sugar" ones (i.e. Yoplait source 0%) that use sugar substitutes instead, such as sucralose, which do not affect blood sugar levels at all. Be forewarned, sucralose does make the yogurt taste different.

Failing that, plain yogurt and adding your own sugars are okay (i.e. fruit, syrups, jam)… this is usually a difficult route for people to go, since it is truly amazing how much sugar you need to put into yogurt to get it to become anywhere close to sweet. This becomes a huge self-control/self-discipline issue, so it really depends on how committed they are to control their condition.
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googlemap wrote: My parents have diabetes

I am wondering those strawberries flavoured yogurt is suitable for them? Or only plain yogurt is preferred?
light yogurt with fresh strawberries added...they are ok for diabetics ...try to avoid anything with added sugar or artificial flavors..i am a diabetic
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And to answer your question - skip the yogurt - dairy is full of sugar. Read the label on the milk in your fridge if you want to confirm just how much sugar is in a glass of milk

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i find greek is less acidic tasting that regular yogurt and therefore requires less sweetener.
berries are a good option to mix in. i find wild bluerries are less acidic than strawberries. a cooked sweet apple like a US fuji would also be good if they like it. cinnamon is a good sweetener enhancer and can also lower blood sugar.
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Just eat in moderate amounts. Monitor your blood sugar 1-2 hours after eating and you should be fine.
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googlemap wrote: My parents have diabetes

I am wondering those strawberries flavoured yogurt is suitable for them? Or only plain yogurt is preferred?
strawberries are the best for natural sweetness imo...
what i do...clean and dice them...put in a bowl and cover with plastic wrap in the fridge...a day or 2 later, add to yogurt with the juices..lots of sweetness
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Flavoured yogurts have soooo much sugar. Read the label. Buy plain yogurt (I actually prefer President's Choice Greek Yogurt over other brands) and add your own stuff to control sugar levels and sweetness.

Fruits with a low glycemic index (slower rate of blood sugar rise) will add natural sugars without too adversely impacting blood sugar levels.
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Dynatos wrote: Flavoured yogurts have soooo much sugar. Read the label.
That's what you have to train/get your parents to do. Astounding how much sugar is added to processed foods. The American-Anglo companies fight tooth 'n nail on any laws and regulations to remove or highlight the addition of sugar to processed foods.

You might try to ween themselves off sugar with low-carb sweeteners such as stevia ("natural" leaf extract), monkfruit (supposedly from a fruit, expensive) and artificials such as splenda/saccharine, etc. The artificial sweeteners are said to disrupt your gut bacteria balance and may not be that great for you but better than being diabetic.
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Why not try the savoury route and use Greek yogurt to make something like tzatziki, ranch dip, etc?
Greek yogurt ranch dip
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Readflagdeals wrote: And to answer your question - skip the yogurt - dairy is full of sugar. Read the label on the milk in your fridge if you want to confirm just how much sugar is in a glass of milk
The sugar in dairy is natural and ok for diabetics to have, but like anything, in moderation.

Source yogurt has a sugar free strawberry yogurt. Sugar free as in no sugar is added when they make it. There will always be natural sugar in yogurt.
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Your body doesn’t differentiate between 10 grams of sugar in a chocolate bar and 10 grams of sugar in yogurt.

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Learn how to read nutrition facts table, carbohydrate is the line most important to diabetes. Compare the carbohydrate content of same serving side and pick the lower one. The other line to watch is fibre, more the better. Eating 10g of corn syrup is very different from eating a sweet potato, watermelon and cantaloupe with same 10g of carbohydrate. A visit to dietitian is highly recommended.

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googlemap wrote: My parents have diabetes

I am wondering those strawberries flavoured yogurt is suitable for them? Or only plain yogurt is preferred?
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