Eating three square meals a day will give better glucose control than munching away hour after hour. I don’t think I’ve ever been told this, but deep down I know that this works for me.
It makes sense. If I eat a meal my blood sugar rises and takes a while to fall. If I snack a couple of hours after the meal my blood sugar still hasn’t returned to normal from the meal before I start eating again, so the snack hits my bloodstream when my blood sugar is raised, and just raises it even higher for longer. In brief, this is why despite meticulous carb guestimating, buffets often result in diabetic armageddon.
This isn’t life changing news. But somehow reading the piece on it in the latest issue of diaTribe complete with handy graphs by real life diabetic and diabetes educator extrordianaire Gary Scheiner made me think about it properly for the first time in years. Interesting that you can know something, but not feel like it’s really sunk in until someone else reminds you of it.