A diet to help control diabetes is often individually prescribed -- based on body weight and lifestyle -- to help keep blood sugar levels in control. The best snacks for diabetics will contain some protein and some fiber to help slow down food absorption, and therefore help control blood sugar levels and prevent spiking. Avoid simple sugars, such as in cookies and candies, and choose whole grain crackers, low-fat cheeses, maybe a slice of turkey or leftover chicken. And pair these foods with a small amount of fruit if desired. Know that fruit, while healthy, can be high in natural sugars that will spike blood sugar levels unless combined with a protein source to slow down their absorption in your body.
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