It is better to avoid Tapioca from the diet chart of a diabetic. The Tapioca grains are useful for digestion and they help in breaking down food. The grains also have numerous nutritional values and they are useful if they are included in the diet.
Tapioca (Subudana) does serve as a quick energy booster. It is full of starch or carbohydrates. Eating it gives you a rush of energy and that’s why in India it’s often used to break fasts. If you’re feeling down or low, a Tapioca (sabudana) drink or pudding may help you to perk up your spirits.
If weight loss or management of diabetes and triglyceride levels is your goal, then in that case you better avoid Tapioca.