By DonnaAnn Latest Reply 2008-08-14 05:33:40 -0500
Started 2008-08-13 05:28:54 -0500

does anyone else eat a particular times of the day? I have my three meals and my snacks at certain times of the day, and it seems to help keep my sugar in check. I know about what times of the day my sugar is doing to fall, so I try to head it off. My times are 7am,10am,1pm,330pm. and 6 pm. Sometimes a snack around7ish depends on how my sugar is. I have predawn syndrom and the nurse told me to have a little protien snack before bed. and it has helped.

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DiabetesDiva 2008-08-14 05:29:25 -0500 Report

My schedule is different now as I am not working. What works best for me is to eat every 3 hours. I do find it more difficult to stay on schedule because of this and have experienced some lows. I'm not a breakfast person and need at least an hour before I eat. Usually it's wheat toast with pnut butter. I try to make lunch my biggest meal. I snack on fruit, nuts, crackers, cheese etc.


butterfly_8 2008-08-14 05:33:40 -0500 Report

If it is at all possible try working on that morning breakfast. The way you start the day will definitely set the tone for the rest of the day. But I know it is hard to change routine. But just do what us best, ad take good care of YOU.

morris.js 2008-08-13 13:47:28 -0500 Report

Hi Donna,
I'm up by 5:30 AM, 7 days a week. I have breakfast by 6, 2nd meal at 9:30, 3rd at 12:30 , 4th at 3:30, 5th at 6:30, then my last one is about 10:30, before I go to bed. now these may vary by a half hour each day, but I try to stick as close to this as possible. The 2 that are always steady are my breakfast, and the last one before bed. I do not have the big swings up or down during the day and night eating this way. With the exception of lows during the night if I'm not careful to add some fat and protien with my carbs on the last one. Also on my Tae Kwon Do days with lots of exercise, I need to modify my menu and times a bit to account for the increased activity.
I hope this helps, I know it can be confusing until you get into your own way of doing things.

GabbyPA 2008-08-13 12:45:18 -0500 Report

My weekdays are pretty scheduled and that really helps. I get up at 5:30 to exercise, and test in the AM at the same time and usually eat breakfast at the same time. It helps with consistancy in my numbers. Lunch is usually around noon and I bring nuts and fruit to eat between in my day. We all cook at home 7 days a week, and that helps keep dinner around the same time within an hour or so in the evening. I test 2 hours after my meal and then eat my nitetime snack and call it a day.
I also have Dawn Phenomenon and have found that when I test the same time every morning, usually within 15 minuts of getting up, that my yo-yo numbers are not happening.
Routine is your best friend. It also helps you to pinpoint when something is out of sorts easier.

Charish 2008-08-13 07:01:05 -0500 Report

My schedule sometimes varies depending on what I have going on during the day. But on the most part I try to eat at 9:00 AM, then 12:00 PM ,and 5:00 or 5:30 PM each day and then if I feel hungry I will eat some raw veggies or fruit, crakers and cheese, and maybe a small amoount of ice cream that is sugar free. There are times that I don't eat snacks at all, and then there are times that I'm not hungry at all but I eat something anyway.

butterfly_8 2008-08-13 06:10:00 -0500 Report

I am going to get on schedule immediately. I just read where Breakfast is the most important meal and should be preferably around the same time each morning. I will do breakfst, lunch & dinner on schedule. Then add the next 3 snacks in between. I want to see the difference with a scheduled agenda.

GabbyPA 2008-08-13 12:47:14 -0500 Report

That article really helpe me too, and put in my mind to keep a closer eye on what I do especially when I am not able to be at home and on my normal schedule.

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