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Between-meal snacks

People with diabetes on certain types of tablets or insulin may require one snack between each meal and for supper. However, most people managing their weight are advised not to have snacks between meals. For specific advice, discuss this with your doctor, dietitian or diabetes educator.

There are lots of healthy choices that can be used as snack foods. Select portions of fruit that are in season (e.g. an apple, a banana, a peach, a pear, three apricots, half a cup of grapes, and a cup of strawberries or a slice of rockmelon or watermelon).

Read more in our fact sheet Healthy snacks.

Free access to diabetes programs

Learn to manage your diabetes confidently with diabetes programs, available face-to-face and online. Register for a diabetes program.

Carb counting

Available anywhere, anytime. These short modules will teach you how to recognise and count carbohydrates (carbs), to help in managing your diabetes. 

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This program helps participants learn to read nutrition information, with real products to look at and compare.

Related information

The following websites have information that can help you achieve and maintain a healthy weight.

More information and support

  • The healthy shopping guide – is your essential supermarket companion and can help you make healthy snack choices. To order a copy, please email [email protected] or call the NDSS Helpline on 1800 637 700.
  • Call the NDSS Helpline on 1800 637 700 and ask to speak to a dietitian.
  • Go to Dietitians Australia or call 1800 812 942 to find a dietitian near you.

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