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How can I eat healthy snacks if I have diabetes?

If you have diabetes, here are tips to remember when eating snacks:
  • Know your portion sizes beforehand, and if you aren't sure, use measuring cups and spoons!
  • Don't forget to count the carbohydrates into your overall meal plan!
  • Avoid mindless snacking in front of the TV, reading, or while driving
  • Stock up on healthy options and avoid shopping when you are hungry to decrease temptation the store
Jessica Crandall
Nutrition & Dietetics

Speak to a Registered Dietitian to confirm exactly what the best snack options are for you. In general a good snack for Diabetics is a 15 gram carbohydrate combined with a protein. The protein will keep your blood sugars more stable and not spike. Here are some good 15 gram carb and protein snacks:

  • 1/2 medium banana and almond butter
  • 1 cup blueberries and 1/2 cup non-fat Greek yogurt
  • 10 whole wheat crackers and low fat cream cheese
  • 1 slice whole wheat toast and peanut butter

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