Paying attention to carbohydrates is important for people with type 2 diabetes. “Carbs are what cause your blood sugars to potentially fluctuate,” Crandall Snyder says.
One way to keep carbs under control is by eating in moderation. “I always tell my patients to spread their food out over the day,” Weisenberger says. “Don’t eat small meals to save up for a big dinner.” Feeding your body throughout the day helps regulate your blood sugar levels and prevents highs and lows, Crandall Snyder says.
Fiber is another nutrient you’ll want to keep an eye on for blood sugar management, but in this case, the more the better! It can help stabilize your blood sugars, Crandall Snyder says.
Poor or limited sleep affects body chemistry, and getting more slumber helps with blood sugar control, Weisenberger says.
Carrying around extra weight is one of the main causes of insulin resistance, keeping the blood sugar-lowering hormone from working properly, according to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.