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Diabetes: Tips For Healthy Snacks

www.CardioSmart.org Eating healthy snacks is an important part of your meal plan for diabetes. Work with your doctor and a registered dietitian to create a meal plan that includes regular snacks. You need the right balance of carbohydrate, protein, and fat all through the day. Knowing when to snack and what to eat can help you keep your blood sugar stable at healthy levels. When should you snack? Eat your meals and snacks at the same time each day. If you are hungry or have problems with low blood sugar betweenmeals, eat a snack between your breakfast, lunch, and dinner. If you have problems with low blood sugar during the night, have a small snack before you go to bed. If you aren't having problems with low blood sugar, you may not need snacks. If you're at risk of having low blood sugar between meals, ask your doctor about whether your medicines may need to be adjusted. What should you eat? Overall, try to eat a wide range of foods. Spread carbohydrate all through the day. This will give you a ready supply of energy and help control your blood sugar. Carbohydrate raises blood sugar higher and more quickly than any other nutrient. Carbohydrate is found in sugar, breads and cereals Continue reading >>

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  1. kriz

    Does Glucophage Aid Weight Loss?

    About 2 years ago, I was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes and was prescribed metformin. My mom bought generic met, which I've been taking for almost a year. Well, i'm not religious in taking my medicines to begin with.
    Anyway, I was wondrin' why I haven't lost weight when those people I know with diabetes naturally lost weight. I've read that glucophage is prescribed to obese patients with Diabetes to help them lose weight. Is this true at all? If it is, what daily dosage is safe to take?
    Thanks a lot!
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  2. allison13243

    There are several things to consider in your case: what is the dosage of metformin you're taking daily? Is it a slow release or immediate release?
    Usually Glucophage is a slow release drug, which means you usually take it once or twice daily, with food (at dinner, or at breakfast and dinner), but you should first understand whether your glucose levels are in check with the dose of metformin you are taking now, and you can do that by checking them with a blood sugar test meter (they sell them in every pharmacy). Diabetes can be a bit difficult to control, especially if you're not being regular in taking your medication. If you, however, decide to be regular about it, and change your diet a little to help your body stay in good health, you will definitely see a weight loss as a side effect.
    What glucophage does is as simple as stopping your liver from creating sugar out of the foods you eat. That alone is never a guarantee that you will lose weight. And actually losing weight -because- of diabetes is not a good sign, it means those people you are mentioning are not keeping things under control. The weight loss should go hand in hand with a healthier diet instead.
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  3. kriz

    Allison,
    Thank you so much for this post!
    I don't take my medicine regularly - not that i don't like it, but because I keep forgetting about it . For some reason, taking met hasn't become part of my system. What I did though is started to modify my diet - shifted to fruits and vegetables and I did lose 4 kilos in a month's time.
    But, do you know if it's okay not to take glucophage anymore after shifting to a healthier diet? Thanks a lot!
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