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6/17/12 1:39 A

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I meant to add that IF the blood sugars continue to play silly beggars regardless of the fact that you are tweaking your diet, then if you haven't got a Dietitian, ask your Dr for a referral to one. Take some printouts of your Nutrition Report so that she can get a handle on things very quickly. Perhaps you could put your blood sugar readings in the appropriate places each day to make it easier still to correlate the two.

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6/17/12 1:35 A

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Steph,

I stopped in again to ask if you have hypoglycemia. A look at your page answered that (diabetes).

I'm also wondering why you specified snacks that are filling? Do you eat what I think may still be the recommended way -- five or six small meals? Perhaps you need to nibble small amounts more often? (Not having either problem, I'm lacking knowledge.)

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Microwaving a smallish Jacket Potato - about 120g (roughly 4 1/2 oz) - cut it in half and scoop the flesh out - break it up a little and adding about a dessert-spoon of flavoured tuna and about the same amount of cottage cheese. Mix it together and replace in the jacket. They are yummy and very filling, a great source of protein, and with the potato having gone cold has a much lower GI than a hot potato (makes it more filling when cold.) You can have 2-3 made up in the fridge ready to go.

A hard boiled egg is also another really good one which helps keep the hunger pangs at bay. If your calories allow, wrap a piece of high fibre bread around it to make more filling, or cut the egg in 1/2 and have one lot in the a.m. and the other p.m.

Make sure that you stay clear of processed snacks - they lead to the yo-yo effect with the blood sugars.

I have a couple or three questions for YOU, tho! Why do your blood sugars drop? Are you eating your meals regularly? and are you starting the day with a good breakfast or just a rushed easy breakfast (or nothing??) Do you use the Nutrition Tracker to see if your carbs/fats/protein are in a healthy range? - the pie charts on the Daily Report will easily show you what your % of them is. It MAY be that you need to adjust them. Healthy fats and protein help with satiety - BUT fat is a lot higher calories than protein so if the fat is a wee bit too high, increase the protein and decrease the fats/carbs a little.

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6/16/12 11:35 P

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Almonds help me the most... 12 is about 1/2 an oz.(82 calories) and the chewing of each one is very satisfying.

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Steph,

So many things, including the suggestions you've already been given. It's easier at home, but there are many things you can toss in your bag on the days you'll be out: some almonds, a hard-cooked egg, a little chunk of cheese, carrots, fruit, etc. In choosing snacks, be sure to plan so they fit into your daily nutrition goals.

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Apple, string cheese, 1/2 turkey sandwich, grapes, peanut butter and SF jam sandwich, tangerine, sm pkg crackers w/peanut butter.

Note: When your b/s drops 15-18 grapes will raise it within 15 minutes to a 'normal' reading.

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So, I tend to get panicky-feeling when my blood sugar drops. Are there any suggestions for healthy, on-the-go snacks that will keep you feeling full? emoticon

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