Am I eating correctly to stabilise my blood sugar levels?

Do you have diabetes, are you insulin resistant or would you like to balance your energy levels better? Check to see if you're eating correctly.

How many meals or snacks do you eat every day?

How many of your meals or snacks contain carbohydrate/starch-rich foods, like bread, cereal, pasta, potato, crackers?

Which of these items are included in your lunch on most days?

Do you eat a late-afternoon snack?

How often do you drink sugar-containing cold drinks, fruit juice and tea or coffee with sugar?

When do you drink alcohol?

Do you eat a meal or snack at least one to two hours before exercise?

Do you eat a meal or snack at least one to two hours after exercise?

Do you ever overeat at a meal, especially supper?

Do you often end up buying take-aways, chocolates or sweets because your are too hungry to wait for lunch or supper?

How many pieces of fruit do you eat a day (including dried fruit)?

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Diabetes expert

Dr. May currently works as a fulltime endocrinologist and has been in private practice since 2004. He has a variety of interests, predominantly obesity and diabetes, but also sees patients with osteoporosis, thyroid disorders, men's health disorders, pituitary and adrenal disorders, polycystic ovaries, and disorders of growth. He is a leading member of several obesity and diabetes societies and runs a trial centre for new drugs.

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