Meal frequency and diabetes: A case studyAuthor(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.