Fresh fruits can also be a part of the diabetes dragon fruit salad, but I need to watch 'the morning effect' and I can't tolerate having them even in small quantities when not incorporated into appropriate meals. Yet another example of not only the importance of what you eat, but when and with what else you eat it!
While this section gets filled out, you can read about the experience I have had with my type 2 diabetes dried fruit sweet spot of dried fruits vs. fresh fruits and whole grains.
Good experiments to run are to substitute more and more fresh fruit for dried fruit in your diabetes pitaya salad, and track the results. See how your tolerance profile works out. Similarly, try the same with whole grains as your carbohydrate sources vs. fresh fruits and dried fruits as part of your diabetic diet plan. Just substitute in your meals one for another, and track the results.
To say I was an 'avid' consumer of fresh fruits is a huge understatement, so I miss them dearly, but there are ways to work them into your diabetic diet and still keep your blood sugar levels in control. We'll explore how.