Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Timing of meals

For people with diabetes, healthy eating is not basically a matter of "what eats", but also when eats. The query of how long before a meal ought to inject insulin is asked in Sons ken, Fox & Judd (1998). The answer is that it depends on the type of insulin takes & whether it is long, medium or quick-acting insulin. If patients check their blood glucose at bedtime & find that it is low, for example below 6 millimoles per Liter (108 mg/dL), it is advisable that they take some long-acting carbohydrate before retiring to bed to prevent nighttime hypoglycemia.

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