I just found out I am diabetic and I'm struggling with my insulin to carb ration, dealing with high and lows of course. However, one thing I cant understand is constant hunger. I'm never fully satisfied with my meals or snacks and want to eat all the time.

Amy Campbell


It’s likely that much of your hunger is due to your swings in blood glucose levels. This is normal, and your hunger will likely subside once you get your glucose levels more evened out. In the meantime, fill up on foods and beverages that are lower in carbohydrate and that won’t cause your blood glucose to sky rocket. Examples are vegetable soup, salad and raw vegetables, boiled eggs, turkey breast, string cheese or cottage cheese, Greek yogurt, nuts, popcorn (minus the melted butter), seltzer water or diet soft drinks, and even a cup of hot tea. In the meantime, if you haven’t done so already, consider meeting with a dietitian or diabetes educator to help you get your insulin-to-carb ratio figured out. This can take time and it can be helpful to have guidance.

December 14, 2012 at 8:43 pm