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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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I know what FBS is supposed to be, and it took me a few weeks but I got it so it's down below 120 every day, usually between 90 & 110.
But what about the rest of the day? Non-fasting "normal"?
They said it should be less than 180 by 2 hours after a meal... and usually it is. So lets say it is down to 170, or 160, etc... is it still okay to snack between meals? Or is it better to wait till it goes down even further?
The nutritionist told me it is good to snack between meals because it keeps the BS steady and prevents spikes or over-eating at meals yet the dr. gave me all the literature that says ideal blood sugar is under 120-- so is it bad to snack if your BS is higher than that?
Or is it okay to snack as long as the FBS keeps showing up right in the morning? For anyone at this longer than I've been, what have you learned about snacking?
I've only had one A1C because I was diagnosed 6 weeks ago so I guess it will tell me more when I get the next one in October but I want to make sure I'm not screwing myself with those snacks between meals keeping it higher during the day than it should be.
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