snacks for diabetics

By jsd2005 Latest Reply 2009-03-27 18:07:56 -0500
Started 2009-03-27 15:49:48 -0500

Good snacks can help keep blood sugar and energy levels stable throughout the day.It's also a good way to avoid overeating at meals. Here are a few suggestions when it comes to smart snacking.
1.limit sugar. highly processed sugars like chips, candy, cookies and soda can cause a rapid rise in blood sugar. These are often followed by a crash, which can lead to hunger and fatigue.
2.try to combine a lean protein (low fat dairy is good) or a healthly fat such as nuts or seeds with a healthy source of carbohydrate, such as fruit, whole grain or vegetables.
3.Choose high fiber foods whenever possble to slow digestion and a more gradual rise and fall i blood sugar.

A few ideas are; low fat yogurt, topped with nuts or a whole grain cereal like grape nuts. carrots and celery are also good and free food, low fat cottage cheese and an apple (that fits into the palm of the hand) 1/2 of a turkey sandwich or whole grain crackers are also good choices.
good luck, it can be difficult to find and make good choices, I hope this helps.

18 replies

Anonymous 2009-03-27 16:17:04 -0500 Report

Again, I beg of you, add your own input to news and articles if your going to use them as a discussion topic, they don't belong here otherwise and your not giving credit to the actual author and could be violating copyright infringements, you are only copying and pasting someone else's work and research.

alwaystryin 2009-03-27 16:26:50 -0500 Report

This post has been removed for violating the Terms of Use.

alwaystryin 2009-03-27 16:30:05 -0500 Report

And for this reply I *DO* apologize, I ask the person responsible, what are you afraid of?

If the 'powers that be' on the site take exception to my remarks, I implore you to really take a closer look.

rbergman 2009-03-27 16:33:05 -0500 Report

Not to start an all out war here, but, to an extent this person is correct, I myself dealt with the issue of posting news and articles under the discussion board instead of under the News and Articles where they belong and where proper credit can be given because of copyright issues. In the discussion board we can refer to information from articles like this but without asking questions or giving our own opinion on the information given it is just that, information and not a discussion, and again, if it is used it is best to refer to the source as well.
This is a topic that has been brought up several times but not everyone follows these guidelines.

alwaystryin 2009-03-27 16:41:00 -0500 Report

Look, it comes down to this. Unless stated on the Website ere any information is gathered does not state any type of disclaimer, it is free. PERIOD. As far as any type of Government report, picture, thought, expression, image, video, WHATEVER, it is in the Public Domain. And unless you are re-using any info for profit, SUE ME! And good luck.

This whole aren,a in this context, is discussion, education, and personal stories. Is anyone suggesting that Freedom of Speech and Expression should be suppressed on this site?

Come on…

alwaystryin 2009-03-27 16:43:41 -0500 Report

I suggest a closer look at your Site Disclaimer's. PLEASE do not limit our discussions because of this issue.

And also please be aware, we all have bad day's.

alwaystryin 2009-03-27 18:07:56 -0500 Report

Iam quite guilty of not following my own advice on this. I should have, and did not, completely read the Terms of Use, but even moreso, I was flat out rude.

rbergman 2009-03-27 16:46:02 -0500 Report

Ok, then explain to me WHY there is a specific section for News and Articles AND A PLACE TO CREDIT THE ORIGINAL AUTHOR if it is not intended to be used for that purpose. Are you saying the moderators of the site wasted their time making a space specifically for these types of posts???? Do you think it was done just for the hell of it, geez…do you notice what was originally posted HERE isn't even the topic of discussion …it has turned to where it should be posted…maybe there is a reason for that…IT DOESN'T BELONG HERE! PERIOD.

alwaystryin 2009-03-27 17:01:33 -0500 Report

Look, as a person also in the process of writhing a book, intellectual property should be protected. AND, if there is a time and place to give credit where it is due, then by all means it should be done. And that goes to further my point that I am sure the Site has methods built in to accommodate this.

I took exception to someone scolding a post'er' for repeating dietary issues that are not new, nor copy protected by any US law.

rbergman 2009-03-27 17:06:26 -0500 Report

Okay so are you saying that if someone somehow got a copy of your writings and posted them word for word on a website and it was posted under their name and there was no mention of you being the author you would be okay with that? I'm sorry but I don't think anyone would, however if it was put in the proper place and the section that asks for the author was filled out properly then the writer gets the credit for what the poster shared, that is all I'm saying, the moderators of this site created the News and Articles section for this purpose so putting them here just doesn't make sense for 1 thing and is plain wrong if your not going to credit the source. Hell if nothing else at least add the URL of where the information came from.

alwaystryin 2009-03-27 17:37:07 -0500 Report

Correct me if I am incorrect, or misunderstand. Legally protected information of any kind that specifically states it is protected cannot be used without that disclaimer.

And please, go ahead and use anything I write, from any Website I own, if I do, for any purpose. I suppose if someone is either unaware of the responsibility they have to credit an Author, or for some reason choose not to do so, do we scold them, or simply point out what needs to be done?

I promise however, this will be my last comment on this specific issue, especially in this Forum.

alwaystryin 2009-03-27 16:45:24 -0500 Report

Please be specific, either here or in a personal email to me what exactly was inappropriate.

rbergman 2009-03-27 16:52:44 -0500 Report

It's simple, Nowhere under the discussion heading is "NEWS AND ARTICLES" listed as a topic heading…News and Articles has its own place so that credit can be given where credit is due.
I also want it understood that, if someone finds a particular part of an article or news story disturbing or has questions, putting in the DISCUSSION section makes sense because they are not copy and pasting the entire article…plagiarism…because whoever posts it here has their name attached although the article was NOT written by them and the actual author goes unmentioned.
Here is another example of what I'm trying to say, Sarg posted a discussion just a bit ago about Byetta, he posted some of the information he got from whatever article, news, etc, but not the entire thing word for word, and he also brought his own experience with this drug into the discussion. The way this discussion thread we are on right now was presented is a word for word copy of someone elses work with no personal questions or comments about it, therefore it would be more of a news and articles topic and not a discussion topic. Does that make more sense now? This was all explained to me as, for a few days I myself was posting news and articles in the wrong area, that is how I learned…the hard way as well.

alwaystryin 2009-03-27 17:03:44 -0500 Report

Fine…then address the issue of mis-posted or mis-directed post's. Do not 'suspend' the messesenger. If my comments were that out of line, then i apologize. But were they simply posted in the wrong area of the Site?


rbergman 2009-03-27 17:09:35 -0500 Report

I have to wonder if you got upset over what was said, or because it was said originally by someone choosing not to use their identity? They said the same thing I did, I may have explained it in more detail but it is still the same thing either way. If it is about them keeping their identity hidden then I am finished with this discussion you and I are having because it has been addressed enough in the past 24hours let alone months on this site.
And no, I don't think your comments were placed in the wrong area, afterall it may not have been completely on topic but it was a discussion none the less…if you look up the topic "Suggestion" or it may be "Suggestions" that LadyDi posted a while back you will again see that the "proper place to post news and articles" has been brought up before, and yes, you will also see that it was ME that posted them wrong…although not the only one.

alwaystryin 2009-03-27 17:41:20 -0500 Report

I think you hit the 'nail'. Upset over what was said, heavens no. Were it was said? That is not my call. Maybe paraphrasing is at fault, and my misguided anger WAS out of line. The mystery to me is to why the unknown poster chose to pick such a reply to something like 'snacking'.

rbergman 2009-03-27 17:58:44 -0500 Report

I can't answer that, but it would seem to me it was because of where it was posted not what it was about, but again, I can't say.

alwaystryin 2009-03-27 16:01:54 -0500 Report

On the dairy note, specifically milk, I have found that 2% milk usually has just a tad more carbs than Vit D milk.

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