What Are Good Snack Foods For Diabetics

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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. Proud Army Mom

    Chinese Food

    I try to stay away from it, but it's definitely my Kryptonite. Aside from the obvious (rice, noodles, wontons) - what do you avoid and more importantly, what foods do you find minimally impact your blood sugar when eating chinese (either take-out or in the restaurant)…?

  2. Type1Lou

    Another alternative would be to make your own stir-fry with lean meat and veggies …a dash of soy sauce and forgo the rice or noodles on your plate.

  3. Proud Army Mom

    Thank you all for your replies - I agree that sometimes you have to indulge a little, and I want to make the choices as intelligently as possible. Thanks as always for the support! :)

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