Should you skip meals if you are diabetic?

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Diabetes expert Kathy Reily discusses diabetes, including why not to skip a meal.

    Speaker: Should you skip meals?

    Kathy Reily: It's generally advised that a person with diabetes not skip any meals. What we generally avoid is one or two large meals per day, generally skipping breakfast or maybe lunch, but instead trying to eat a couple of small meals with a couple of small snacks per day. So you might actually be eating three small meals with two or three small snacks, making the portion sizes smaller and spreading it out throughout the day, usually leads to more stable blood sugar and helps to avoid some of the excursions or elevations that we see after a very large meal.