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6 Healthy Snack Ideas for Diabetic Seniors


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By Brenda Enright
Owner of Home Instead Senior Care Kitchener - Waterloo

Preparing foods that are simple and delicious

From the Home Instead Care Team

Living with diabetes is challenging but it should not be frustrating. There are many ways to combat the problem; from consulting a dietician to finding good foods to satisfy you or your senior.

It is imperative that you or your senior’s cooking includes nutritious foods that are simple and delicious. The team at Home Instead Senior Care understand this and can prepare meals and snacks to help those with diabetes get the nutrients they need without spiking their sugar. We also offer other handy services like companionship and transportation so you or your loved one can age in place for years to come.

Diabetics Have Great Snack Choices Too!

Put down those overly processed snacks and choose these options instead to help control your blood sugar levels:

  • Hard-boiled Eggs: This little piece of Heaven holds 6 grams of protein, which can help keep blood sugars from rising after eating. They also help fill you up.
  • Almonds: A handful of almonds provide vitamins and minerals, including manganese, magnesium, and riboflavin. As delicious as they are, it’s essential to limit the serving size because they are high in calories.
  • Vegetables and Hummus: What do you get when you make a creamy spread from chickpeas? Maybe the best snack food on the planet – hummus! Double this tasty treat with carrots, celery, or broccoli and enjoy lots of protein and fiber.
  • Sliced Apples and Peanut Putter: Pick your favourite apples, such as Gala or Granny Smith, and add your choice of nut butter for a snack that gives you several nutrients and plenty of fiber.
  • Beef Sticks: When you are out on the road and need a quick pick-me-up, consider choosing a beef stick. They are very convenient, portable, and packed with high protein and low carbs.
  • Cottage Cheese: This tasty treat gives you several vitamins and minerals and loads of protein with few carbohydrates. Combine some fruit with your cottage cheese for extra fiber.

Keep Your Diabetes in Check with the Help of a Home Instead Senior Caregiver

You don’t have to figure this all out on your own. Whether you are a caregiver or a senior, you need support. A trained personal care worker from Home Instead Senior Care, Waterloo understands the nutritional needs of those living with diabetes. We can help with choosing and scheduling the right meals and snacks to help with controlling the effects of this terrible disease. We can also help with a wide range of personalized senior care services and additional resources to make things easier for you and your aged loved one.

Call us at (519) 571-1665 to schedule a no-obligation, in-home consultation. Learn more about the compassionate, quality home care we deliver each day to families in the Kitchener, Waterloo, Breslau, Conestogo, Elmira, St Jacobs, and surrounding areas.


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