Diabetic snacks can help to prevent episode of low blood sugar. To decide if you need to have diabetic snack, review you blood glucose records. If there is time of the day when your blood glucose level is consistently lower than desired than having diabetic snack may help. Low blood glucose can also be related to diabetes medication. Adjusting your medication may help to prevent low blood glucose without requiring a snack to be added.
Diabetic snacks are usually food or drink that contain less than 20 calories or less that 5 grams of carbohydrates per serving. Diabetic who do eat snacks should take note to consume less food at meals so that your calorie balance out throughout the day. Diabetic snack should also be spread throughout the day and limited to 3 servings, be careful not to eat all three serving in one time or risk the side effect on blood sugar levels.
Food chosen should complement your meal and provide healthy nutrients. Food that make good diabetic snack are:
- Low Fat Yoghurt
- Skim Milk
- Fat Free Cheese
- Salad and Fat Free Salad Dressing.
Food that contain sugar substitutes approved by Food and Drug Administration are safe to be use as diabetic snack. Common brand of sugar substitute include, Equal, Sprinkle Sweet, Sweet One.
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