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11/26/07 9:52 P

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BEFORE BED I USUALLY HAVE A PEICE OF CHEESE OF AN EXTEND BAR. EXTEND BARS ARE A BAR THAT WAS DESIGNED BY AN ENDOCRINOLOGIST TO KEEP BS AT A NORMAL RANGE. THEY REALLY WORK. YPU CAN FIND THEM ON WWW.EXTEND BAR.COM.

 
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11/25/07 12:41 P

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Hilda,
Welcome. I like all the ideas; I normally eat wheat cheese crackers if I am hungry before bed. I try to carry them in my purse also just in case during the day; yet I always seem to smash them. lol

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11/25/07 12:00 P

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Hilda,
emoticon on the weight loss! That always helps!
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11/25/07 11:38 A

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thanks for all the good info..My readings are never below the 5/90 yet. but i thought we had to eat the snack before bedtime to prevent the dump in the night..My readings are always around7 or 8 /126-144 in the mornings..I have only been diagnosed since July and started on the 500mg metformin twice a day at that time. I have dropped 32 pounds as well..hilda

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11/25/07 11:20 A

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Hilda,
Bob's right, you don't HAVE to eat at bedtime... it's kind of up to you and your body. What I do is test at bedtime, and if its below a certain reading, I'll have a snack. If not, I don't.

The snacks the others have mentioned are all good. I like cottage cheese, it has a few carbs in it as well as protein. Sometimes I'll add a bread stick or sometimes I'll just have half a sandwich--any combination of protein and carbs, where the carbs are 15g or less. I've had a half-cup of chicken soup, even, when I wanted something warm.

Use your imagination, just keep the carb count 15g or so, and you'll do fine.

Keep experimenting, and let us know what you find that works for you... 'cause we like trying new things too!
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Edited by: I.M.MAGIC at: 11/25/2007 (11:21)
"The real secret of success is enthusiasm..." thanks, Walter P. Chrysler. I believe it. That's what I want in my life--to give my imagination a chance, to live with energy and enthusiasm!

Ralph Waldo Emerson said 'Life belongs to the energetic.' But you don't have to be frenetic and hyper--some energy is quiet and steady, like a heartbeat... and that works too! LOL

Life comes in specific increments, which we receive as a gift of one moment at a time. That's why it's called


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11/25/07 10:57 A

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Hilda I dont think you need to eat something every night. If I do I have a few Ritz Bits peanut butter crackers but that is it

 
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11/25/07 9:06 A

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I also have the sugar free pudding cup as a snack, or some cheese, sugar free jello w/ cool whip.

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11/25/07 8:53 A

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Hilda, I drink a cup of green tea or SSF coca, if that doesnt do the trick, I eat a small apple or something.. I can eat all the nuts without a problem..You said, do I have to eat at night.. depends on how you feel, many evenings I dont eat a snack and do just fine.. All ideas below are great too.. I just dont keep crackers or anything on hand.. too tempting.. Barb

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11/25/07 5:26 A

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If I get cravings I have a ff/sf jello pudding or a cup of sf jello.

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11/25/07 3:19 A

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walmuts are more digestable than the almonds and are not as bad in the stomach cramps business but i am ith the crackers alsdo as is my endo..his method of treatment for night mary

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Peanut butter crackers...I buy the Austin brand 4-packs and eat a package of those at night if I have to eat something late at night.

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11/24/07 11:53 P

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I like the atkins low carb shakes or EAS low carb drinks. I get them at Wal-mart in the pharmacy department.

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11/24/07 11:51 P

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Does any one have any suggestions about night time snacks..I tried the almonds and that caused major stomach cramps. My morning readings are still in the 140-160/7.8-8.9 Do I have to eat something in the evening? any suggestions here would help..thanks Hilda

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