Meal frequency and diabetes: A case study

Author(s): Elsamma Chacko

Research evidence as well as my own testing of it in connection with diabetes selfmanagement has shown me three things with powerful glucoregulatory effects. These are circadian-friendly carbohydrate intake, making use of the second meal effect and higher meal frequency. As long as meal timing is optimal meal frequency can be flexible. Hypoglycemia or hyperglycemia may occur at very low meal frequency but satiety is better. Higher meal frequencies (4-7 meals a day) offer better glucose control.