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Setting a Diabetic Timetable

Crunchy Berry Parfaits Recipe

Eating at regular intervals helps keep blood glucose levels fairly consistent. If you're like most people, however, you know that keeping a schedule isn't easy. Occasionally straying from an eating schedule is all right as long as the rest of your day is planned accordingly.

If you're in a situation that requires you to eat earlier than usual, for example, skip a carbohydrate serving and have it at your regular mealtime. When eating later than you're used to, have a carbohydrate serving or your evening snack during your traditional mealtime to tide you over until you can enjoy a complete menu.

When you're on the go and absolutely need to eat something, fast-food is an option when nothing else is available. Just be sure to order small sizes, avoid deep-fried and breaded items, and omit oily dressings and mayonnaise-based sauces.

Consider any of the following options the next time you're at the drive-thru:

  • Plain, kid-sized hamburger
  • Small baked potato with minimal toppings
  • Cup of chili or noodle/vegetable soup
  • Fruit and yogurt parfait
  • Basic taco
  • Plain, soft pretzel
  • Half of a turkey or roast beef sandwich
  • Slice of thin-crust cheese pizza

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