Posted by: Annie | 2009-02-02


Diabetes - eating habits

My father in law was diagnosed with diabetes - he eats once a day - in the evening - a HUGE meal - (he easily finishes a loaf of bread with his supper) - as a diabetic I think you should eat small meals through out the day - what is the dangers of him eating like this and how many times should he eat daily?

Expert's Reply


Diabetes expert

You are correct that a person with diabetes should try to keep their blood sugar levels stable - and therefore more frequent small meals are most of the times advised. I would recommend that your father in law consult with a dietician on how to best manage his diabetes - as he is most probably on medication this should also be taken into consideration in the planning of his meals.
Different types of bread will have different effects on your blood sugar and too much bread can cause the blood sugar to rise, but once you understand what is happening in your body with the food that you eat, it is easier to follow healthy dietary patterns.

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