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Health Tip: Diabetics Should Eat on Schedule

Health Tip: Diabetics Should Eat on Schedule

08/24/10

(HealthDay News) -- If you've got diabetes, staying on a regular eating schedule will help you maintain better glucose control.

The American Diabetes Association suggests how to maintain a consistent food schedule:

  • Schedule meal plans at your normal eating times.
  • Make a restaurant reservation to avoid waiting in a long line for a table.
  • Before you order, find out if the meal you want takes extra time to prepare.
  • If you do have to eat later than usual, eat a fruit or starch serving in advance at your normal meal time.
  • If you're eating dinner very late, eat your bedtime snack at the usual dinner time. Make any insulin adjustments, as needed.
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Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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