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kelley1978
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Bedtime snack ideas?

So I've been reading that it's a good idea to have a snack before you go to sleep to make sure you avoid dropping bg while you sleep. Last night before bed my bg was 119, I ate about half a bag of popcorn and a small handful of mixed nuts ( I had read to have protien and cards) I don't think this was a good choice because when I woke up y bg was 151??? Any ideas on a good before bed snack that will keep my numbers normal? Thanks everyone :smileyhappy:

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txgolfer45
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Re: Bedtime snack ideas?

the popcorn was a  bad choice.  the mixed nuts were fine.  You might also try string cheese. 

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Re: Bedtime snack ideas?

...or maybe just a cup of popcorn.  Keep experimenting and you'll get it eventually. 


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mbkjad
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Re: Bedtime snack ideas?

I usually do some type of whole wheat crackers (usually about 15 carbs worth) and a couple of slices of cheese (sometimes peanut butter).  Gets a little old after a while but I get a consistent response from it.  Bottom line try a couple of different things and user your meter and it will let you know what works for you.

 

Love the popcorn but it is a killer to by numbers but sometimes I just have to do it.  Those days I try to do it earlier and then walk it off.

 

Mike

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maplesyrup
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Re: Bedtime snack ideas?

Kelley, you might try home popped pop corn. I use an air popper so that my pop corn is about 5grams of carbohydrate per cup. With commercially bought pop corn there is often added sugar. Read the label.

 

I do add butter and salt and usually eat about 2 cups in an evening snack. That would be about 10 grams of carb and it hardly affects my blood glucose at all.

 

For an actual bedtime snack I choose a fairly low carb yogurt that although low fat also has some protein. Nuts seem a rather heavy, fatty type of food to go to sleep on.

 

But we all differ and you need to find out what works for you.

 

Dianne

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After 7 years I could no longer tolerate metformin so am doing my best to keep control with a max dose of the sulfonylurea and lots of walking, some swimming.
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dance4fitness
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Re: Bedtime snack ideas?

If I feel I need a snack at bedtime, I usually have yogurt,  or 3 graham cracker squares and 1/2 cup 1% milk,  or rye crackers with hummus, light cheese or lower-sodium turkey,  or graham crackers and peanut butter, or just a few almonds.

 

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