It's often heard that eat every 2 hrs to control blood sugar. Is this a solution or an expensive (to the Nation) Band Aid put in place in an attempt to try and cover the impact of most horrible diet to a diabetic -- High Carb Low Fat :
Smokers waste up to 45 minutes per day and this adds up to nearly 16 hrs per month ie 16 man hours per month cost to the nation. Now let's extend this loss of productive time to this theory of eating every 2 hrs.
(1) Normal lunch breaks at workplace are 30 minutes.
(2) 9 to 6 job means need to eat 4 times as per eat every 2 hr theory. This means 3 additional breaks beyond the official one.
(3) Even if one creates a world record on eating fast, each break would take a min of 5 minutes to eat, wash hands, drink water etc.
(4) 3 additional breaks means 15 min of national productive time lost.
(5) Considering around 20 million diabetics in India and around half being professionally active (conservative figure), total man hour lost per day if all were to follow this 2 hr eating schedule = 2.5 million man hours/day
Multiply by the average cost per man hour for the workforce in India and that would be the loss to nation. Do the math to compute the annual loss . It would be in billions of rupees per year. This is just for the productive time wasted on eating -- NATIONAL LOSS.
In addition, humans aren't designed to be grazing whole day -- ie eating every 2 hrs.
BTW, what does a diabetic travelling from Boisar to Churchgate (Mumbai) and vice versa for daily work do? Eat in local train where one cannot even stand on two legs comfortably? How? And, eat what? Low Fat Potato Chips?
So, just like the horrible diet, this eating every two is an expensive Band Aid and not a solution.
We diabetics on LCHF diet don't even bother about eating beyond the regular meals or calorie counting. Many of us even comfortably skip a meal -- Intermittent fasting. Needless to say, we have far better control of blood sugar, lipids etc on far less drugs.