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6 Healthy Snacks for Diabetics, According to Dietitians

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Hard-boiled eggs

Eggs are not just a breakfast food, they're also a filling, blood-sugar stabilizing snack that's low in calories.

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Jerky

"There are so many varieties available now and many include less than 1 gram of sugar but up to 16 grams of protein."

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Protein-packed smoothies

"Consuming protein, fat and fiber, which is found in fruits, vegetables, legumes and whole grains, together slows down the absorption of carbohydrates that might be found in a food," she adds.

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Popcorn

aIt makes total sense for diabetics because it's a whole grain packing dietary fiber and it's very low in calories, so you can munch on generous handfuls (as long as you don't drown it in melted butter).

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Medjool dates

If you can keep the number you eat to two or three, medjool dates can be a sweet and therapeutic snack for diabetics.

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Oatmeal

A bowl of rolled oats or steel-cut oats delivers 4 grams of dietary fiber, including a soluble fiber beta-glucan that's ideal for supporting metabolic health, according to researchers reporting in the Journal of Functional Foods.

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