Meal Sizes for Diabetics

Meal Sizes for Diabetics

When you eat carbohydrates, your blood sugars rise far faster than your insulin can cope with. There are several strategies to work around this:

  • Inject 10-30 minutes before eating, depending on your starting blood sugar, and which insulin you use. PredictBGL's delayed eating suggestions can help here
  • Use faster insulins like Humalog, Apidra and Novolog/NovoRapid
  • Eat smaller meals. So rather than having 3 meals with 100 grams carbs, have 6 meals of 30-40 grams, or better yet, try to gradually lower the amount of carbohydrate you eat. You'll need less insulin, have less mood swings, and feel better.


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