In diabetes their are several myths and one most common is diabetic people should not eat sweet fruits, Orange is a sweet-sore fruit so it can not be consumed by diabetic people. Oranges are also categorized as low-glycaemic food or food that slowly releases glucose into the blood.
But the truth is different. If you ask to your doctor then he will tell what fruits you can eat but in limited quantity.
Fact is that total amount of carbohydrate in a food affect blood sugar is more than other sources of carbohydrate like sugar. For diabetic people one serving of fruit should contain 15 gm. carbohydrate. The size of the serving depends on the carbohydrate content of the fruit. If some fruit contains less carbohydrate then that can be eaten in more quantity.
Orange is very low in Saturated Fat, Cholesterol and Sodium. It is also a good source of Thiamine, Folate and Potassium, and a very good source of Vitamin C.
.You can get 15 gm carbohydrate from 150 gm fresh Orange. So it’s good new for people suffering from type 2 diabetes. At least then can eat one orange. There are other benefits of Orange specially for diabetic people as it is a good source of vitamin C.
If you are diabetic still you can eat 1 fresh orange. but you have to cut other carbohydrate intake to balance your diet.