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Eating with Diabetes: Smart Snacking

20 Diabetes-Friendly Snack Ideas

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  • I eat lots of fruits and veggies, 3 meals a day and 2 snacks. I eat breakfast late and have lunch about 1 p.m. I eat dinner around 7 p.m. I need the snack. I exercise right after dinner and before I go to bed my sugars are low so I have an apple or banana with peanut butter or an apple with string cheese. Sometimes I eat some crackers with peanut butter and almond milk. I don't get enough calcium so I need the milk. It's working great for me and has for the last 8 1/2 years.
  • I like charts and tables in articles.
  • TOMATOCAFEGAL
    Because of my work schedule I have been using the 2 snacke with 3 meals formula. Early Breakfast, snack, Lunch is not until after 1, stay busy, Dinner with family so by 6:30, then snack in evening. has been working for me.
  • Snacks have always been a big part of my diet ever since I can remember. Has you get older, your dietary needs to change and yes, that includes snacking. Smaller portions have made a difference and I eat more veggies now.
  • So many carbs! Yes, let's give people more of what is making them sick. How about some crackers?
  • I think the snack suggestions are awful. My husband is a diabetic and he definitely doesn't need all those carbs. Protein, good fats, vegetables, and some whole grains and some fruit it what his Dr told him to eat. Definitely cut down on carbs. They all turn to sugar in the end.
  • my blood sugar is actually love but I have a husband with diabetes and have to watch his
  • BILLTHOMSON
    My blood sugar is getting under control, but after reading this I'll have to talk to my doctor about my blood-sugar at bedtime has been 88-125 with no low sugar through the night.
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  • Knowledge is power...This gives me a lot to think about along with the other comments made.
  • There are TERRIBLE snack recommendations for diabetics. I don't eat a single food on that list, and that's precisely why I lowered my A1C down from a 10.7 to 5.9 in only 4 months without any meds. Great diabetic friendly snacks include nuts, seeds, full fat cheese, veggies with full fat sour cream dip. Keep the fats, scrap the carbs.
  • DOGMANDAVE
    This is horrible information. People with diabetes don't need to be eating carbs more than a minimal amount from high-fiber, high-water-content vegetables like broccoli, etc. Look up Dr. Sarah Hallberg's work. She's the chief of the University of Indiana's weight-loss clinic, which should more accurately be called a diabetes clinic.
  • The old diabetic teaching of 45 or 60 carbs etc for each meal and so much for a snack is old info. Of course the amount of carbs you need is based on your size, but low carb works. First of all monitoring your blood sugars 2 hours post eating to see what your meals do to your blood sugar. Eat real food, read labels. the exercising and using weights also makes your body utilize glucose much more efficiently.
  • AHIMSA417
    When I saw 'frozen fruit juice bar', all I could think about were those triangular pouches they used to serve at school. I think they may have been welches. Now those sound so freaking good!
  • For me, I need protein with the carb, or my sugar is higher after a snack or meal. I have journals that speak volumes that it does help. Protein means less insulin, and that is worth it to me.

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