Folks with Type II diabetes should never drink juice of any kind ~ NEVER NEVER NEVER.
“...never drink juice of any kind”
Amen to that. Unless you are in an emergency situation where you KNOW the problem is hypo-glycemia.
But don’t guess. Take a blood-glucose check first.
The same goes for most high-fructose soft drinks or sports drinks. Plain water is the most effective rehydration medium.
If you make your own fresh, and don’t drink a ton of it, it’s not so bad for you. It’s how MUCH you drink that makes a difference. I only have a couple of ounces with my pills.
When I went to live with my sister aboout five years ago, she was drinking an eight ounce glass of orange juice every day for breakfast.
Then about two hours later she would crash, feeling extemely fatigued, and go to bed for two hours.
I pointed out to her, a Nurse, what the sugar was doing to her, and she stopped and immediately regained her energy.
That whole Orange Juice Advocacy, promoted by the American Heart Association, is just propaganda for the Orange Growers, and has done more medical harm than good.
In fact, the diet put out by the American Diabetes Association exacerbates diabetes.