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10 Best Type 2 Diabetes Snacks

Healthy Combinations Ready in Minutes When you have type 2 diabetes, a smart strategy for controlling your blood sugar levels is to think of snacks as miniature versions of meals and plan your carbs accordingly. Snacks with a good mix of protein, fat, and fiber will help keep hunger at bay and your blood sugar on an even keel throughout the day. "Since a meal should include 45 to 60 grams of carbohydrates, a snack should have around 15 to 20 grams," says Katherine Basbaum, MS, RD, a clinical dietitian in the Cardiology and Cardiac Rehabilitation departments at University of Virginia Health System in Charlottesville. By the same token, she says, fill your snack plate the same way you would for a regular meal. That means half should be non-starchy vegetables, one-quarter should be lean protein, and one-quarter a starchy carb. Here are 10 terrific options for healthy diabetes snacks. Continue reading >>

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  1. MarineMomX2

    Roadtrip....snacks, what stuff do you take?

    Well the truck is all packed and I'm ready to head to Austin tomorrow and see my son receive his degree at UT/Austin! I've gotten pretty regular when I travel now at packing snacks to prevent those impromptu pull-off's at places like Dairy Queen, Taco Bell, etc.., but still wondering if I'm packing the right kind of things! My handy-dandy insulated bag is packed with:
    2 bananas/2 apples
    2 pks of peanut butter crackers
    1 spicy V-8
    1 pkg of Laughing Cow RF Cheeses(ok, they only have 1g carb/1gsugar/35cal each..figured that's not too bad!)
    1sm jar dill pickles (yeah, I just like them!) lol
    6pk/water - in the cooler
    What kinds of things do you pack for roadtrips?

  2. appleseed

    The problem with most of us is that we still have the cravings that come from riding what I call the Glycemic rollercoaster. We eat a bit of sweetness…(just enough, but not enough to hurt) and then our system starts spiking our insulin, which in turn releases all kinds of goodies into our systems, and the cycle starts again. Why not just stick to low glycemic snacks and foods to begin with?

  3. Pat Roth

    OOhh, I am glad I that I found this post! WE USED to travel some, before I was discovered to be TOO SWEET, now it is only an hour on the road to get to Drs or some of the kids, but I always take something to snack on,,,seems those wheels turning just jazz up my appetite, rather like when you don't have access to any food or nothing to drink, your cravings increase 10 fold! I bought a pkg of little crackers, or cheese/peanut butter crackers, always take my water jug—-might get a diet pop if we stop—sometimes I take one but since it usually hastens my "gotta go" urges, I save it for the end of the trip, or so—-
    I like plain, dry Cheerios too,sometimes sprinkle them with a flavored, salt—-love that sweet and salty mix. Or a pkg of M-M's mixed with nuts. Not enough candy in the mix to hurt, and it is a pleasant surprise to bite into a piece!! Now I am hungry again! haha—PR

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