Planning meals is important for managing diabetes, but what about snacks?

When it comes to snacking, people often think of foods that are high in sugar or added fats but you have lots of other options.

Snacks can help curb hunger while adding a nutritious energy boost to your day. But that means choosing foods wisely.

It's a great opportunity to fit in another serving of fruits or vegetables! These foods are healthier than salty snacks and sweets. 

Regardless of how many snacks your meal plan includes, portion sizes are the key to managing your blood glucose and avoiding weight gain. So, resist those trips to the vending machine – plan ahead and pack a healthy snack!

Tips to Remember

  • Know your portion sizes beforehand, and if you aren't sure, use measuring cups and spoons!
  • Don't forget to count the carbohydrate into your overall meal plan if you use carb counting!
  • Avoid mindless snacking in front of the TV or computer or while reading or driving.
  • Stock up on healthy options so you always have them on hand.


  • Last Reviewed: August 24, 2017
  • Last Edited: August 24, 2017

Articles from Diabetes Forecast® magazine:

Diabetes Forecast