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5 Healthy Snacks For People With (or Without!) Diabetes

Yes, you can snack if you have diabetes When your stomach starts to rumble, you need a snack that can curb your hunger without blowing your blood sugar. Just like meals, snacks should be a combination of fat, protein, and carbohydrates. Aim for one that consists of 15 to 30 grams of carbohydrates and 100 to 200 calories (depending on your meal plan and medication). Here are five that typically get a seal of approval from diabetes educators and nutritionists. Whole-grain crackers, grapes, and cottage cheese Nutrient-rich whole grains like cracked wheat, whole wheat, rye, and quinoa can lower blood sugar and cholesterol. The cottage cheese adds protein to stabilize blood sugar, curb hunger pangs, and provide calcium for strong bones. Buy your favorite whole-grain crackers, and make sure that the first ingredient is whole-wheat flour or another whole grain, such as rye. (Even if the ingredient list says "wheat flour," it is not a whole-grain food unless it specifies "whole-wheat flour.") Arrange on a small plate 2 crackers, 1/4 cup nonfat cottage cheese, and 1/4 cup grapes. Serving size: 2 crackers, 1/4 cup cottage cheese, and 1/4 cup grapes. Nutritional information—Calories: 138, T Continue reading >>

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  1. n22hasan

    hi - so i obviously posted this almost 2 years ago but i gave birth to a lovely, healthy baby boy and i was JUST fine. GDD felt more like a scam to scare the smuck out of me than actually help me in any way as i was mostly stressed about my eating. the things i LIKED eating and kept my sugar low: eggs (all the time), turkey sandwiches, tuna sandwiches (maybe light on the bread or only one slice of bread), cheese and crackers. i needed a lot more protein than i was getting so really honing in on veggies and meats helped a lot. good luck!

  2. BuhBaby

    I just failed 3 hour glucose test. I have not gained any weight the entire pregnancy. I was overweight to begin with about 25lbs. My blood sugar level increased at the 1 and 2 hour. Then went down at the 3 hour is that normal for those of us with GDD?

  3. teresajp

    I'm in the exact same boat. I'm 31 weeks and was diagnosed about 4 weeks ago. I haven't gained a pound. Before this I had gained about 18 pounds. It is hard because I have to eat pretty constantly to keep my blood sugar down. Sometimes it's hard to get down a string cheese snack because I'm just not hungry from eating every 1-2 hours. Any ideas on how to get in extra calories without the carbs or sugar?

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