Can Diabetics Eat Mangoes? Find out about Mangoes for Diabetics

Image of mangoes for diabetics as healthy fruit if consumed moderately

By Dr. Pankaj Aggarwal, M.D., D.M. (Endocrinology)

Yes, diabetes patients can enjoy mangoes, provided it’s done in moderation.

  • Mangoes are rich in Iron, Vitamin C, Vitamin A, Vitamin B6, Potassium and folic acid.
  • One mango has calories equivalent to those of 1-1.5 rotis.
  • Eating one mango does not increase blood sugar too much (it has a Glycemic index of only 40-60).
  • Avoid having mangoes right after meals.
  • Replace intermeal snacks with half a mango. It will prevent hike in your blood sugar as well as preserve energy balance.
  • You can eat limited amounts of mango at regular intervals each day.
  • Munch on roasted chana or roasted moong dal with mangoes. They are rich sources of proteins and fibers that also lower the risk of increase in blood sugar after eating mangoes.

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125 thoughts on “Can Diabetics Eat Mangoes? Find out about Mangoes for Diabetics

  1. V.K.Gupta

    Very nice information for diabetes patients . The can also enjoy kingof fruits.

  2. amritlal

    Pl. expand your umbrella of 1mg-HK+ to cover more areas. I am sure people are in dire need of quality medicine and valuable medicine n health care advise. (Jodhpur) Thanks.

  3. M.amin Saiyad

    Very useful information U have given.This year,I did not enjoy mangoes due my my fluctuations in sugar.But now I can as suggested.Thanks.Keep me inform the latest updates.

  4. Ravikumar. P. K

    My wife has suger for past 12 yrs. Fasting suger 180,and pp 236. She’s taking glucored fort 3 times and vaglibose 3 with meal. Suger is not getting down. What will do

    1. Smita

      Shri Ravi kumar,

      I m not a doctor but I have tried walking for 40 minutes after one hour post meal. Sugar comes down pretty impressively. If possible try to do that after every meal. Hope this will help.

  5. Vijay yawalkar

    What should we eat (specially Indian food) in order to control blood sugar.

  6. R P Tiwary

    An useful information I was in the need as my PP reading is 147 and I was helplessly avoiding mangoes. Now, I will eat mangoes as directed. Thanks.

  7. tej kumar choudhary

    My wife has urine infection since last two year, we have taken treatmentby antibiotics, but once it becomes ok and after 15 daya same situation, what we have to do?

  8. mohan

    My father having sugar level 400-450 (pp) morning.taking himsulin30/70 30units after evening the sugar level goes below 125 and some days below 50 leading to hypo.why so much variatons.only veg food and taking tab betavert 16 mg td.

  9. Shreyash Dharpawar

    Very nice information and it’s a good news that all diabetics can schedule their mango management for the next Aam ka season.

  10. Nilesh shakrani

    I am from gujarat so my english is puvar if possible hindi or gujarati because maximam sugar patient of suger will from gujart …..



  12. sachin londhe

    Hello wht u hv published about mango is common.nothing new in that..but the main thing is that common man cant practice in every day life and it is very impractical for him to count the calorie content of every its better that he or she should avoid eating those fruits and instead eat lot of vegetables and less sweet fruits rather than mango

  13. pal bagga

    Very good information for diabetic patients. Thanks 1mg-HK+ and Dr. pankaj Aggarwal.

  14. S.K.Ahuja

    Creating awareness for leading healthy and trouble free life for diabetics and general

  15. Reena

    My fasting sugar was 300 plus last week. Can u pls let me know what I shud eat and what I shud avoid. A diet pkan for me pls. Thanks.

  16. Sampat Bhansali

    Hi, My age is 32 and I am diabetic with blood sugar level – 263 (F) & 183 (PP) & my HbA1c via H.P.L.C is 10.1%. Apart from medicine what care should I take to bring Sugar under control

  17. manjunath Neelannavar

    Thanks for giving this information I can enjoy my lovely fruits…….

      1. Dr. Khoobsurat Najma

        1. Eat several small meals and snacks throughout the day, no more than three hours apart during the waking hours.
        2. Eat a well-balanced diet, including lean and non meat sources of protein, and high-fiber foods, including whole grains, fruit and vegetables.
        3.Avoid or limit sugary foods, especially on an empty stomach.
        4. Be sure to eat food if you’re consuming alcohol and avoid using sugary soft drinks

  18. jayanti h shah.

    I have fasting sugar.118 and post meal 155.i am not taking medicine.can it be control thru diet./walking. Sugest diet.

    1. Kandula Pothuraju

      Sure.It can be controlled by walking 30mnts everyday and diet controle.It may not be possible throughout the life. But diabetes can be postponed at least a year..

    2. Dr. Khoobsurat Najma

      Yes jayant, you can control your blood sugar levels by lifestyle changes and a well balanced diet. for best results, consult a dietician. go for regular walks, avoid fatty foods, eat small frequent meals in a day and stay away from junk food


    I am diabetic type11. BS fasting -120 and PP-150.Medicine- Metformin 500 MG after bf and dinner each. Now taking GUDUCHI 250 MG (ayurvedic capsule) by Himalayan drug co one after bf and launch.Now BS – fasting 95 and PP-130. Normal dose of guduchi 500 MG twice. Not dare to discontinue metformin.Pse advise.

    1. Dr. Khoobsurat Najma

      Mr Jordar, It is good to have ayurvedic supplements. But you should continue your metformin unless your doctor advises you to stop it.

  20. Yogendra

    I am diabetic patient. Can I it rise regularly? If caneat it, so how emount take it? which foods reduce sugar in body?

    1. Dr. Khoobsurat Najma

      Mr Yogendra, you can have mango in small portion 2-3 times in a week.

    1. Dr. Khoobsurat Najma

      Walking, jogging, or going to a gym are some options. Always start an exercise plan after consulting your doctor

  21. Basheer A.A

    Sir, My content level is Hba1c 7.6.
    Can I have Mango? what about pineapple & citrus orange ?

    1. Dr. Khoobsurat Najma

      Mr Basheer, you can have any fruit you like. the imortant thing is to have small portion and to have one fruit a day. do not have too many sweet fruits at the same time

  22. janpreet Singh

    Dr .Sahab
    My Hbac1 Sugar level 7 without any taking medic Can I am Diabetic patient?

    1. Dr. Khoobsurat Najma

      Mr Janpreet, you need thorough clinical evaluation. We advice you to consult a specialist.

    1. Dr. Khoobsurat Najma

      Mr Ravi, tea is a natural antioxidant and is good for health. it does not increase risk of diabetes

    1. Dr. Khoobsurat Najma

      Neelima, we will post info on PCOD very soon. thanks for your feedback

  23. G.L.Agrawal

    It’s really use full for diabetes patients which I am not.
    Kindly send me advice for hypo thyroid.
    Thanks & Regards,

  24. P K MANDAL

    Very useful information regarding diabetic person intend to take mangoes. Please inform whether diabetes can be controlled not cured& whether allopath medicines taking for long period have adverse affect on health.

  25. G.Sridharan

    My fasting is always in the range of 110 to 130 and PP is only 160 around. I am taking Gemer 1 mg twice a day. Suggest me life style which will control my fasting sugar also.

    1. Dr. Khoobsurat Najma

      Have a well balanced diet. Stay away from sugary foods. have small frequent meals in a day. have dinner 2-3 hours before your usual bedtime. Stay active, go for walks or follow an exercise plan after consulting your doctor

    1. Dr. Khoobsurat Najma

      This depends on your blood sugar control and other factors. generally there is no harm in having half a banana a day. you can consult your doctor for advice

    1. Dr. Khoobsurat Najma

      Knee pain is caused by many factors and needs proper evaluation by a doctor

  26. Ramesh Pokerna

    Few days back there was a TV program on chanel- ‘Mi Marathi’ showing interview of Dr Shashank Shah. He claimed to have developed some non evesive procedure to contain diabetes of type 2. Can I get more info on reliability of this technique ?
    Ramesh Pokerna,

  27. Mr.Ripalbhai Ganatra

    How can I manage my blood sugar level?
    My weight is above 100kg last report is 132 and 203

    1. Dr. Khoobsurat Najma

      You need lifestyle modifications, dietary changes and poper medications. it is best to consult a doctor and a dietitian.

  28. Narender Gupta

    May I know the list of doctors in Delhi who are best recommend for the diebties patients.

  29. S.k.singh

    I am diabetic since last 12 yrs.age 60 yrs.taking lantus 24 unit after dinner and zuvog0.3 just after meal twice a day including gp2 in mornning before bfast and before dinner.Also do regular walking and taking low fat high fibre diet.but my fasting sugar level is arround 100 mg .and uncontrolled abt.200to250 ,pl.advice to controll my pp sugar level.

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    my father is 57 year non diabetic his baseline post prandial was 90 now suddenly it is 143 two days back……could it be due to eating many mangoes a day or its a lab error please suggest me what should be my next step…repeat the test? can u explain the above situation