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ask: does orange juice have any affect on kidneys especially for someone with type 1 diabetes?

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You should only drink orange juice (as opposed to eating oranges) to raise lows. It surely DOES affect blood sugar levels.

October 27, 2011 - 1:17pm
Susan Cody HERWriter Guide

Hi Anon

Thanks for your post!

I have not read anything about orange juice (in moderation) being a danger to someone with diabetes, only that a high amount could interfere with blood sugar.

Generally, diabetics are encourage to eat plenty of fruits and vegetables.

Oranges contain ascorbic acid. This acid, in large doses, can harm the kidneys. In terms of the ascorbic acid that oranges contain, you would have to eat a huge amount to have this happen. One or two daily oranges or a glass of OJ every day should not interfere with blood sugar or cause any kind of kidney damage.

I hope this helps!

October 19, 2011 - 11:10am
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