What you eat and how much you eat has an impact on your blood glucose levels. Your
blood glucose level reflects how well your diabetes is controlled. There
are many aspects to eating for target BG (Blood Glucose) levels, but these
basic guidelines offer a starting point:
- Eat at least 3 meals and possibly 1 or 2 snacks spaced evenly throughout
- Eat each meal and/or snack at about the same time each day.
- Do not skip meals.
- Eat about the same amount of carbohydrate at each meal every day.
- Notice how much you eat and compare that to how much you should eat.
What impacts blood glucose levels?
Foods that contain carbohydrates will affect blood glucose levels the most. How quickly and how much...
Do people with diabetes need to eat snacks?
It was once thought that people with diabetes needed to eat snacks to keep their blood glucose even...
Can fiber lower your blood glucose level?
Fiber is a substance found in plant-based food like fruits, vegetables, peas, beans, and whole-grain breads...
Should people with diabetes avoid eating sugars and sweets?
Although it was once thought that people with diabetes needed to avoid all sugars and sweets...
Working sweets into your meal plan
Working sweets into your meal plan may at first seem difficult because of the large...
What are artificial or non-nutritive sweeteners?
Artificial or non-nutritive sweeteners are sweeteners that do not provide...
Are artificial sweeteners safe?
Many people would like to use artificial sweeteners, but avoid them because they fear that they may...
Can you cook and bake with artificial sweeteners?
Yes, it is possible to cook and bake with artificial sweeteners, but different sweeteners have...
What are sugar alcohols?
Sugar alcohols are used to add sweetness to food without adding sugar. They have fewer calories...
What is the glycemic load and glycemic index?
The glycemic index is a system of ranking foods on a scale of 0 to 100 according to how high blood glucose peaks within two hours of consuming the specific food.
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