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What Is A Good Night Snack For Diabetics?

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Best And Worst Foods For Sleep

Eating for Great Sleep Tired of counting sheep? Lying awake at night when you’re having trouble falling asleep can be extremely frustrating and may lead to unhealthy food choices, weight gain, and increased risk for obesity, heart disease, and diabetes. Research has found that nearly 70 million Americans are sleep deprived, and this number is growing. While we know that shutting down electronics an hour before bedtime and hitting the sack at the same time every night can help achieve optimal sleep health, what you eat for dinner can also play a role. Since a good night’s sleep is important for our health and well-being, serve one of these sleep-inducing foods at dinner while keeping the sleep-offending foods to a minimum. Best for Sleep: Milk You can’t believe every old wives’ tale you hear, but your grandmother was right when she said that drinking a glass of milk before bed will help you sleep at night. Milk is a sleep supporter because it has tryptophan, which raises melatonin and serotonin levels in the body, both of which induce sleep. Plus, milk has calcium, and recent research has found that calcium deficiency in the diet can cause disturbed sleep patterns. Best for Continue reading >>

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  1. Tracy1918

    Okay, I know there's no such thing as a dumb question......but.......
    Everything I read says bedtime snacks are good, but I don't get it.
    I mean, if your child is going to have a 20g snack and you give them insulin to cover that, don't they just cancel each other out?
    Could you please help correct my thinking?
    Can you tell I'm a new here?

  2. nanhsot

    We only do a bedtime snack (and honestly, that sounds so weird to say about a teenager! ) if he is under 100, then he snacks to get higher but gives himself NO insulin.
    I honestly dislike him going to bed with any active short acting in his system. Not sure if that's my newbie paranoia or good common sense, but we try to make the last rapid acting to be given by 6 or 7 so that he's going to sleep with only basal working on him.

  3. Brandi's mom

    we were told to give a 15g bedtime snack with no insulin

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