Why are snacks important?
Snacking during the day helps to regulate your blood sugar so it will be more consistent throughout the day. This is especially important if you’re on insulin, although how much you eat depends on your insulin schedule. Always check with your healthcare provider first.
What makes a diabetes-friendly snack?
A good snack for someone with diabetes has carbohydrates, some protein, and a little bit of fat. This combination helps slow the absorption of food and keep sugar levels steady. This tip is particularly helpful for those who have problems with their blood sugar dipping too low in the middle of the night.
Examples of good snacks*
*Make sure you read all nutrition labels so you’re not consuming additional sugar you don’t need. Remember that sugar can be hidden in things you’d least expect.
Examples of not-so-good snacks:
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