How often do you snack during the day to manage diabetes?

Jaylee

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Hi @Toxodon ,

Welcome to the forum.

It probably depends on a few factors?
The main one being is my basal insulin dose correct.. Which would lower the need to have to snack or treat hypos..

How are you managing your average days..?
 

In Response

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I do not snack to manage my diabetes. I snack because I want to and bolus accordingly.
If you need to snack it suggests your insulin dose (probably basal) is too high.
 

RoughcutAU

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Since diagnosis i’ve cut my snacking right down (can’t be assed to bolus for it unless I REALLY want it).

I rarely have to snack because of my diabetes - only when i’ve made a mistake miscalculating carbs or unplanned extra activity.

I am thankful i’ve passed the days of fixed doses and the nurses advice of not going to bed under 7 and having to eat when I didn’t want to. (I’ll now go to bed on anything that still in target).