snacks

10fluffy35
By 10fluffy35 Latest Reply 2014-05-24 20:14:01 -0500
Started 2014-05-22 13:08:25 -0500

Dr. told me to eat a snack between meals if I feel sugar is a little low. What are
some good snacks to eat? She increased my metformin and morning totals are great.
I seem to have a problem just in mid morning and close to lunch. I go back in a month
for A1C and she wants to keep me on the same medication. Maybe I need to eat more for
breakfast.


6 replies

orange power
orange power 2014-05-23 22:06:16 -0500 Report

I eat a lot of nuts too. When I run low on my BS, I like to eat a granola bar or some packaged crackers. That's usually about 20 carbs which seems to be the perfect boost to get me back going. Snacking is tough to do but just like anything, you've got to make it as part of your routine.

Gabby
GabbyPA 2014-05-24 20:14:01 -0500 Report

I agree, nuts are my go to snack. Unsalted raw almonds and salted pistachios are my favorites. But it all depends on your numbers and if you need to add something to keep you in a good range.

neverlowbg
neverlowbg 2014-05-22 21:30:33 -0500 Report

I carry a bag of peanuts in my pocket and have a can in the car and just snack all day between meals on them a handful about 20 little nuts every hour or so and my bg stays steady all day that's what works for me but I also eat three well balanced meals a day and only drink water except at dinner I have iced tea

Glucerna
Glucerna 2014-05-22 19:03:19 -0500 Report

Steve and James have good ideas. Fiber in a meal also helps us feel more full and satisfied. What are you currently eating for breakfast, and how long is it between breakfast and lunch? ~Lynn @Glucerna

jayabee52
jayabee52 2014-05-22 14:09:57 -0500 Report

Perhaps eating more for breakfast would be good, fluffy. But perhaps what would be more important would be what you would be eating.

Of what does your breakfast currently consist?

What I would eat would be more protein, either for the Breakfast or for the snack. The protein has a tendency to stay in the stomach longer and will keep me fuller and my Blood Glucose (BG) will be elevated a bit due to the slow digestion of the protein.

God's best to you and yours

James. .