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FOODPICKER: Diabetes Q&A
From: Tom R. (e-mail not disclosed for privacy)
To: diabetes@foodpicker.org
Date: 11/17/2017
Subject: help with controlling snacking
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I have been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes.  During the day at work I eat very little, but in the evenings and weekends, I can't seem to stay out of the kitchen.  Do you have any suggestions to control my snacking in the evenings and weekends?    

Below are a number of responses to the above question:

John Schapman, MS, RD (Registered Dietitian)
Answer: In the case of a person with type 2 diabetes, it is beneficial to eat at steady states throughout your day.  Blood sugars can spike and drop when you eat large amounts or go long periods without eating.  So you want to start off right by beginning ... (click for entire response)

Jacqueline Zimmerman, Dietetic Intern
Not eating much during the day sets yourself up for two problems: 1) unstable blood glucose levels and 2) excessive eating/snacking later in the day. Unfortunately, many popular snack foods are loaded with carbohydrates and fat... (click for entire response)

Lauren Siegfried, Dietetic Intern
If you find yourself snacking, the first step is to replace those chips, crackers, candy, cookies, etc.  Choosing foods with less sugar will also help you manage your blood sugars.  Below are some suggestions... (click for entire response)

Jennifer Hunt, RD, LDN (Registered Dietitian)
Snacking has pros and cons, however, for a diabetic, it can be very helpful in maintaining blood sugar levels.  The purpose of a snack should be to help tie you over until the next meal, especially if the meal is more than 5-6 hours away... (click for entire response)

Ruhamah Nuccio, Dietetic Intern
Answer: For someone living with diabetes it is very important to eat meals throughout the day, rather than eating a large meal at night.  This large meal at night may have more than... (click for entire response)

Jacqueline Barcal, Nutrition Student
I make sure to eat about 5-6 small meals during the day with gaps of about 3 hours.  Snacking is easy when you’re bored, so setting a schedule helps.  Knowing that I will be eating every 2-3 hours also helps... (click for entire response)

       


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