Can a diabetes patient have dates?

Many dietitians recommend adding dates to one’s diet as they are considered to be one of the healthiest dry fruits. Loaded with good nutrients and rich in natural sugar, dates are known to boost gut health as they are also rich in selenium, copper, potassium, magnesium, and moderate concentrations of manganese, iron, phosphorus, and calcium. However, since diabetics are advised to avoid high-sugar and high-calorie foods that may lead to a spike in their blood sugar levels, can they consume dates?

In the human body, blood sugar levels are regulated by insulin, a hormone that is produced poorly by people with diabetes. In the absence of adequate amounts of insulin, the glucose in the body is not used up and levels of the same shoot up in the bloodstream.

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