Dates For Diabetes?

By Atom Bergstrom

Atom’s Blog

Dates are not only an allowable food for diabetics; they reduce blood glucose.


Hyder Osman Mirghani (“Dates fruits effects on blood glucose among patients with diabetes mellitus: A review and meta-analysis,” Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences, Jul.-Aug. 2021) wrote …

“Date fruit is known for its great nutritional value and two to three servings of dates fruit/day are beneficial for patients with diabetes. However, some may advise against this cheap and widely available fruit consumption. Besides, 12% of the population Worldwide are either suffering or are at risk of developing diabetes, but no previous meta-analysis has assessed this important issue. Thus, the study aimed to investigate the effects of date’s fruit on glycemia among patients with diabetes.”

According to the same source …

“Out of the 942 articles identified, 52 full texts were screened, and only five full articles fulfilled the inclusion and exclusion criteria, all were published in Asia. The included studies approached 390 adult participants with diabetes mellitus, the duration of dates consumption ranged from one day to 12 weeks. In the present meta-analysis, all the included studies showed a reduction of fasting blood glucose, odd ratio, -24.79, 95% CI=-34.75, -14.83 P =0.002. I for heterogeneity=79%, P <0.00001, three studies were investigated the effects of dates fruit consumption on post-prandial blood glucose, all the studies showed a reducing effect, odd ratio, -28.19, 95% CI=-60.66-4.29, P =<0.0001. I2 for heterogeneity=92%, P=0.09. Regarding the HbA1c, the three included studies showed a neutral effect, odd ratio,-0.20, 95% CI=-.46 -.06, P=0.13. I2 for heterogeneity=0. %, P=0.55.”

According to the same source …

“Date fruits were found to reduce fasting plasma glucose and postprandial plasma glucose. A neutral effect on HbA1c [hemoglobin A1C diagnostic test] was observed.”


According to “Where do the best African dates come from?” (The Journal of Africa, May 9, 2021) …

“Six African countries produce 40% of the dates in the world. The fruit is highly valued, and its cultivation in sub-Saharan Africa is growing. What are the 5 best dates in Africa?

“Deglet Nour, Ftimi, Medjoul, the best dates in the world are grown in North Africa. Egypt, Algeria, Sudan, Tunisia, Morocco and Libya are the major producers. Dates are rich in sugars, minerals, fibers and vitamins. Date palm crops are also popular in Mali, Niger and Chad. Other African countries are trying to develop their own date palms in view of the high demand, especially African Muslim countries. Senegal, Morocco and Somalia, for example, import most of their dates despite being fruit-producing countries.”


'Dates For Diabetes?' have 5 comments

  1. October 7, 2022 @ 3:12 pm Atom

    The Romans were the first to put the root on the beet.

    Originally, beets looked like Swiss chard.

    Why? Because Swiss chard is a rootless beet.

    The Romans ate beetroot as a medicine, not as a food, combining it with leek, cumin, black pepper, anchovy sauce, and sweet wine (obviously, not Solar).


  2. October 7, 2022 @ 3:13 pm Atom

    The human body manufactures oleic acid from sugar, then all other fats are manufactured out of it. But it’s almost impossible to avoid dietary fat.


  3. October 7, 2022 @ 3:16 pm Atom

    Rain water is slightly acidic. It absorbs CO2 falling through the air.

    Re: Acid rain scare legit?

    Yes. Counterintuitively, it often alkalizes rivers and lakes.

    The acids in the rainwater free calcium from bondage and cause the opposite effect. We live in a Yin Yang universe.


  4. October 7, 2022 @ 3:19 pm Atom

    According to John Taylor Gatto …

    “The greatest victory for this Utopian project was making school the only avenue to certain occupations. The intention was to draw all work into the school net. By the 1950s it wasn’t unusual to find graduate students well into their thirties, running errands, waiting to start their lives.”


  5. October 7, 2022 @ 3:28 pm Atom

    The warmer the climate, the more food. The more food, the cheaper the labor.

    The warmer the climate and the more food, the more inequality and slavery. Cases in point — Egypt, India, Brazil.

    When food is created in climate-controlled labs for people in climate-controlled environments, WHAT DO YOU THINK WILL HAPPEN?!?


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