03 Jul

The best things in life can have less sugar!

Managing a health condition like diabetes takes commitment. It requires you to read labels and be mindful about the amount of sugar you consume. If you want to take the guesswork out of snacking, allow our incredible subscription box service to do the choosing for you. We carefully select snacks we know you’ll enjoy and that contain little to no sugar in them, so that they fit your diet.

Here are some ways to skillfully manage your diabetes and still enjoy snacks:

Follow your doctor’s recommendation for diet and exercise.

That way, you’re able to keep your blood glucose levels stable. You won’t experience extreme highs and lows regularly. Instead, you’re managing your diabetes by being conscientious about what you eat and drink, as well as how much you move your body. Choosing foods that are lower in calories, trans fat, saturated fat, salt, and sugar as recommended by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease helps.

Carry a pocket glucometer with you to monitor your sugars.

By regularly testing your blood, you’re aware of what types of foods and circumstances trigger a reaction in you. Having a smaller glucometer to take with you wherever you go can be a true lifesaver. Regularly replenish it with test strips, alcohol swabs, and lancets. If you take insulin after meals, make sure to have access to a refrigerator where you keep it safe until you return home. Carrying a mini cooler with your lunch and insulin in it allows you to fill the container with ice when needed.

Find natural ways to relieve stress.

When your nervous system is on high alert, it can take a toll on you by raising your blood sugar. That’s why it’s important to have an outlet for overcoming stress. Doing something you love to do such as gardening, yoga, painting or listening to relaxing music helps lower the stress chemicals in your body which helps regulate your blood sugar to the levels it is normally at once you’ve had your medication.

Be mindful of the quality of food you’re snacking on.

Look for pre-portioned options with five grams or less of sugar. Read labels to learn which types of ingredients are in the item. Look for added benefits such as protein and fiber. Your body gets more of the good stuff, stays full longer, and prevents a spike in blood sugar levels that way. You’re more apt to power through your day with great ease because the food you’ve eaten energizes you and does not cause you to feel tired and sluggish.

Enjoy snacks without guilt or fear that it will negatively affect your blood sugars. With Sugar Smart Box, you have options. You can enjoy a delicious snack between meals without worrying about it making you ill. We carefully select the products we include in your subscription box and keep the amount of sugar in each snack at or below five grams.

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