Health Tip: Keep a Meal Schedule

Diabetics must stay on track

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(HealthDay News) -- Not only do many diabetics need to monitor what they eat, they need to pay attention to what time they eat it.

The American Diabetes Association says it's important to keep a regular schedule for meals. It offers the following suggestions:

  • Schedule dinner get-togethers at your normal meal time.
  • Choose locations and times when you won't have to wait too long to eat.
  • When possible, make a reservation.
  • Avoid dishes that take an unusually long time to prepare.
  • If you know that your meal will be much later than usual, have your bedtime snack at your usual mealtime, then eat a later dinner. Talk to your doctor about how to adjust your insulin when you do this.

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