Hi and welcome to HealingWell. Yes, 6 smaller meals are better than 3 larger ones a day - as long as you're not eating more food totally by the end of the day. Smaller meals don't overload your pancreas, so your body doesn't have to deal with a lot of food to metabolize at once. I don't eat that way, mostly because I haven't been able to organize myself that well.
The only problem with your breakfast as you described would be the toast. Your blood sugar shouldn't rise significantly with the eggs and margarine, so try some cheese and maybe a strip of bacon and see how that works. I'm very sensitive to carbs and since I don't take meds, even one slice of bread will send my blood sugar too high. It's probably the same with you.
Hope this helps.
Since I have a long day (up at 5am), I find that more, small meals work for me boris. Bread & cereal wreaks havoc on my BG as well so I've had to cut out my morning toast but I've found a formula that works,at least for me. I have a slice of cheese first (the fat slows the absorption of the carbs) then a 1/4 cup of my old favourite Cheerios with a splash of Soy milk. This is a bit high in carbs but so far, my body can tolerate it.
This doesn't go very far hunger-satisfactionwise so around 3 hours later, I need something to get me through to lunch. A few nuts (the no-salt, mixed selection from the bulk food section of the grocery) usually do the trick. Almonds only would probably be the healthiest choice but I love cashews so sue me ;-) As Jeannie says, most veggies are always a good snack.
(As a side note; even though I drink decaf whenever I can, I find that coffee in general aggravates hunger pangs.)
After studying my personal readings for a while, I found that my blood sugar is regularly highest in the morning & lowest at night. Knowing this, I now eat 5 to 6 small meals throughout the day with the largest one being supper. As I said, this works for ME - you will have to do your own personal study.
Regarding the Canada Food Guide and dieticians; a fellow diabetic & friend once asked our local Diabetes Education Centre nutritionist if they were getting kickbacks from the Becel corporation since most of her advice involved adding a dollup of Becel margerine to everything before eating!
I've been eating butter, bacon & beef for about a year now while following low-carb guidelines. The D.E.C. is miffed with me because I ignore their food plans but get good results. Whutever. I've lost weight, my cholesterol is down, my diabetes is under control and my doctor is happy.
I also did not like what the diabetes class had to say about diet when I went there about 3 years ago after my doctor called me prediabetic and prescribed the blood glucose meter. It was a confusing time because what I'd read about blood sugar and what affects it seemed at odds to the diet that the American Diabetes Association and this local class had to say. I mean if hitting your head with a hammer gives you a headache, why do that? Put that hammer down! If eating their so-many grams of carbs per meal raises my blood sugar, why eat them? Long story short. And my lab tests have improved. And I've lost weight. I eat a variety of colorful vegetables and salad food and lots of chicken/meat/fish, nuts, cheese. And I drink wine with dinner. I also get in a lot of exercise. All of this has improved my health. So, Boris, stick to it. Mind your meter, and keep hard copies of your lab tests so you can see how your new diet affects them. We're with you all the way.
This sounds exactly like my doctor. I love her dearly but she also gave me pamphlets for a 'heart healthy diet' and put me in the hands of the nutritionist for diabetes. I was at odds with the nutritionist from the beginning as she was following the food pyramid. That doesn't work for diabetics, no matter if they're on meds or not. The emphasis on whole grains, etc. may work for a person with normal metabolism but the carbs send the blood sugar of a diabetic through the roof as you know. It struck me as so strange to take meds in order to eat all those bread products. The fiber and nutrients in whole grains can be found in vegetables. Bell peppers (all colors), asparagus, eggplant, summer squash, all the green leaf vegetables, broccoli are very healthful. Walnuts, almonds and pistachios are great. Legumes (I can eat in moderation) including peanuts have lots of nutrients and fiber. We don't need the grain-based diet. Unfortunately we've become dependent on all those foods made of flour and that was hard for me to cut out. My food log told me what food worked best for me for blood sugar control. I still have an occasional treat and will have a spike afterwards but I keep that in control. My last A1c was 5.5 which makes it worth the effort. An added benefit of the exercise and weight loss has been that the doctor eliminated one of my blood pressure meds. I was two different meds, now only one. If it works, don't fix it.