Managing Diabetes: Multiple Mini-Meals or 3 Squares?


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If you have diabetes, planning your meals becomes important. What you eat—and when—affects your blood glucose. But there are no hard and fast rules about meal plans. What works for one person may not help another.  

What’s Your Style?

Some people prefer to eat three square meals a day: breakfast, lunch and dinner. Others like the mini-meal approach: five or six small meals, each providing about the same number of calories. And some people do best with three meals and a light snack or two in between. Your healthcare team can help you figure out a meal pattern that fits your needs and lifestyle.

Baked apples for dessert will satisfy your sweet tooth while keeping you healthy!

Medical Reviewer: William C. Lloyd, MD, FACS Last Review Date: Feb 16, 2015

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