Advertisement -- Learn more about ads on this site.

Secrets of Success

< Secrets of Success Main Page    Submit a Secret

Time Your Eating


Members Were Sparked
This Sparked Me!

This was from my diabetes educator. Try not to eat closer than 2 hours apart, but never go more than 5 waking hours without at least a snack. Also, if your blood sugar is high in the morning, have a snack (1 or 2 carbs and a protein) just before bed. Also, even though alcohol is a carb, if you are drinking, you should have another carb with it to keep your sugar from getting too low (the liver will be too busy to release glucagon).

After about 5 hours without eating, your blood sugar will drop enough that the body will call on the liver for more glucagon, if there is any, the liver will dump the lot, which can lead to a spike. If there isn't, your sugar can drop too low.
- Submitted by TISTYEN 3/31/2011 in Living With Diabetes | 1 Comments
Please note these are member-submitted secrets and are not reviewed by SparkPeople's health experts for accuracy. If you feel a secret is inappropriate, please click Report Inappropriate Secret and our staff will review it.

TISTYEN's Other Secrets of Success


  • No Tags

Member Comments

YDDETBEAR 4/1/2011 6:00:00 PM

    The best information I have had so far. I will definetly try
every one.

Leave encouragement, a question, or anything else relevant to this. All comments must abide by SparkPeople's Community Guidelines.

Log in to post a comment.

Related Secrets

Diet Resources: hamstring pull exercises | tight hamstring exercises | bodyweight hamstring exercises