Hi and welcome MACKENZIE! IThese are great questions you can ask your doctor and diabetic educator. You might check for diabetic classes. Where I am at, they have them at the local hospital.
As per your question I personally eat to my meter. In other words, the higher my after meal reading, the fewer carbs I consume for my next meal or snack but that's me. You're doctor or educator may advise you differently. As for snacks, I always have one in between my meals otherwise I tend to get too hungry before my next meal and my blood sugar may raise as a result.
I'm sure some others will chime in here with more help for you. Again, welcome!
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