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A 18-year-old male asked:

What are some snacks and foods that you would recommend for a type 1 diabetic to eat and routinely consume to help maintain lower blood sugar?

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Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 42 years experience
You can't: Maintain a normal sugar by eating snacks. Eat three well-balanced meals per day, exercise and take appropriate Insulin before each meal and basal Lantus (insulin glargine) at bedtime. Your endocrinologist and the other members of your diabetes care team can help you with this.
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Dr. Susan Wingo
Endocrinology 34 years experience
Good snack choices: Proteins will satisfy hunger but not elevate the blood sugar in between meals. Some protein choices include nuts, cheese, plain yogurt (minus the fruit & sugar). Other options include high fiber carb choice like fresh fruit, whole grain foods, and starchy vegetables like carrots. These will raise the blood sugar, so watch portion sizes!
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Last updated Oct 4, 2016

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