10 Healthy Snacks for People with Diabetes

10 Healthy Snacks for People with Diabetes

Snacks serve an important role in a diabetic’s diet. They help keep your blood sugar steady between meals and before exercising. And they help treat episodes of hypoglycemia—when your blood sugar drops dangerously low. But skip the vending machine and try these healthy snacks instead.

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