3. Increased Appetite
Unexplained hunger that comes in waves is mimicking the rollercoaster of blood sugar highs and lows that a person with type 2 diabetes commonly suffers from. A ravenous appetite occurs when blood sugar levels drop dangerously low, causing the body to demand glucose to function. Oftentimes hunger pangs will come at unexpected times, even during the middle of the night.
Experts from the American Dietetic Association recommend upping the healthy fat and lean protein content of meals (i.e., nut butter, oil, avocado, raw nuts, etc.) so that your body stays full for longer periods of time. Be sure to remember that you will burn through carbohydrates within a few hours, which is why hunger pangs are common midmorning and mid-afternoon.
For more tips on what to eat, check out our article on Type 2 Diabetes: Top Foods to Avoid.