Our expert says:
From what you mention, I wonder if your dear hubby has consulted a registered dietitian (visit the Association for Dietetics in SA Website at: www.adsa.org.za and click on "Find a Dietitian" to find a dietitian in your area), for an individual diet prescription? The dietitian would have specified which snacks he is allowed to eat depending on a variety of factors such as type of diabetes, physical activity, type of medications used, age, weight, etc. If he has not yet seen a dietitian, I would urge you to consult one as soon as possible. If your hubby is a type 1 diabetic on insulin then any snacks, I may mention could interfere with his blood sugar levels because of all the above mentioned factors. Click on 'Diet & Nutrition' and 'Weight loss' and 'The Glycaemic Index' and read the articles on the GI. Also click on ‘Food as Medicine' on the Diet Site and then on ‘Type 2 diabetes’.
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