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Diabetic Snacks: What To Eat And What To Skip

"Don't eat between meals." That's one piece of advice diabetics might want to take with a grain of salt. If you go more than four or five hours between meals, a mid-afternoon snack might be just what the doctor ordered to help you keep your blood sugar steady. Snacking is also important if you're taking medication that could cause a blood-sugar low between meals. Discuss with your doctor or a registered dietitian what snacking approach is right for you. Keep your snacks to 150 calories or less The danger of snacks is that they can become more like extra meals if you go overboard. First, make sure you're truly hungry—and not just bored or stressed or craving chocolate—before reaching for a snack. Then limit yourself to 150 calories per snack. (Cutting calories is easier than you think.) This will help keep your snacking "honest." After all, it's hard to find a candy bar with only 150 calories. And if you're hankering for a candy bar, but a healthier snack doesn't appeal, you're probably not truly hungry. Beware of low-fat snacks Studies show that people tend to eat about 28 percent more of a snack when it's low-fat because they think they're saving on calories. But low-fat snack Continue reading >>

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  1. schoolgirl

    Hello-
    I'm trying to find out if hot flashes and night sweats can be related to diabetes type II. I started taking estrogen just a couple of months before I was diagnosed as diabetic because the hot flashes and night sweats were so horrible. And now it is a few years later and my doc insisted I get off the estrogen (cancer risks etc) and the hot flashes are back in full force. I have all female parts removed so it would make sense that is just forced menopause, but I've heard that diabetes can be a factor also.
    I've searched some of the diabetes sites but it doesn't seem to be anything more than a slight comment here and there. Does anyone know if it is worth researching?
    Thanks for your help,
    Becky
    Dx with Crohn's Aug 2007; celiac sprue July 2003; Type II diabetes Nov 2006. Current meds: Entocort , Asacol, Levoxyl, Fosomax, various vitamin supplements.

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  2. Lanie G

    Becky, I have not heard of those symptoms being related to diabetes but that doesn't mean much because I'm not a doctor. What does your doctor say? Could it be from other medication you're taking or a combination of them? I'm sorry I'm not much help!

    Lanie
    forum moderator - diabetes
    diabetes controlled so far by low/no carb diet and exercise; no meds

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  3. schoolgirl

    Thanks anyway Lanie. With all my conditions I probably read it in a crohns book instead of diabetes. I picked up some Estroven so we'll see if that helps. And I will talk to the doc when I see him in 2 weeks. It's bad enough to make a person crazy.
    Dx with Crohn's Aug 2007; celiac sprue July 2003; Type II diabetes Nov 2006. Current meds: Entocort , Asacol, Levoxyl, Fosomax, Celebrex, Metformin ER, Vit D, Folic Acid.

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