What Is A Good Night Snack For Diabetics?

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10 Diabetes Snacking Mistakes To Avoid

Snacking can help or hinder your glycemic control…. You are the force behind which occurs. Whether we are addressing snacking between meals or evening and bedtime snacks, some familiar mistakes are described below with some helpful tips to conquer those slip-ups. 1. Too Many Carbs Ask anyone what their favorite snacks are…. They are nearly all high carbohydrate foods. Crackers, pretzels, chips, cookies…. All go-to snacks for kids and adults alike. Carbohydrate content of snacks is typically recommended at 15-30 grams. Just one cup of the thin pretzel sticks contains 36 grams of carbohydrate. An 8-ounce container of lowfat strawberry yogurt contains 43 grams of carbohydrate. Only 15 Triscuit-type crackers contains 45 grams of carbohydrate. It is easy to eat more than you need. Tip: Read labels carefully for serving size and total carbohydrate. 2. Not Enough Carbs On the flip side, many people with diabetes go overboard and avoid carbohydrate at snack time. In reality, you need some carbohydrate continuously through the day for energy. Some common low-carbohydrate snacks: 1 ounce of cheese (contains zero carbohydrate), carrot and celery sticks with ranch dressing (about 8 grams Continue reading >>

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  1. byyyb

    Do any of you have a good midnight snack for diabetics? I noticed my numbers were up in the morning and I figuered it was because I was eating something in the middle of the night. I usually have crackers or bread with cheese. Am I doing wrong? Is there something better that will fill me up?

  2. trisha01

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  3. T1nunya

    No midnight snacks here. Snacks of any type require a bolus for me. And a midnight one is an invitation for weight gain. I can't answer if you are doing something wrong, I just have to ask why you need a midnight snack at all.

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