When you have type 2 diabetes, your life can often feel like a juggling act: You have to balance how much you eat, and when you eat it, with the right amount of exercise, while taking your medication every day. Strike a good balance and your blood sugar (glucose) can remain stable. If you don’t achieve that balance, your risk of complications from diabetes goes up. Because food directly affects your blood sugar soon after you consume it, it’s common to see blood sugar rise following a meal. But it’s not just food that affects blood sugar — it’s the particular food you eat, how much you eat, and the timing of your medication around mealtimes as well. If you have trouble keeping your blood sugar in a healthy range after eating, try the following mealtime tips.