7 tips for living well with diabetes

Life with diabetes should be full and satisfying. Try these surprising tips for controlling blood sugar and weight, and making healthy lifestyle choices

quenching hunger

1. Quench a craving

High blood sugar can suppress your sense of thirst, fooling you into thinking you’re hungry when all you really need is a drink. The next time you get a between-meal craving, have a glass of water and wait 20 minutes. If the urge to eat doesn’t subside, you’re legitimately hungry. Have a few apple slices dipped in peanut butter or some other healthful snack.

Tip: Sip a fruity black tea, either hot or iced. Besides hydrating you, there’s some evidence that black tea aids in controlling blood sugar.

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