People with diabetes can snack on a variety of healthy whole grain, fruit and vegetable options but should avoid the sugary, high-fat choices that are typically associated with snacking. Portion control is essential to control blood glucose levels.Continue Reading
In general, carbohydrate-rich ingredients such as sugar, white flour and white rice should be avoided. A good rule of thumb to remember is that one slice of bread or one small apple or orange all contain about 15 grams of carbohydrates, which is a good standard for a between-meal snack.
Lower-carb options are also possible. The following represent healthy snack choices which contain only approximately 5 grams of carbohydrates.
Snacks with higher carbohydrate counts - approximately 30 grams of carbohydrates - may be appropriate just before exercising or working out. There are many different options.
It is important to keep an eye on the carbohydrate count of any snack foods. Prepared snacks and foods which are marked as being diabetic-friendly may be low in sugar but still have a high carbohydrate count.Learn more about Nutrition & Diets