By skipping meals, the person with Type 2 Diabetes is running the risk of having their blood sugar levels rise and fall at extreme levels. An example of what not to do is this: If the person eats irregularly, then eats a meager meal, their blood sugar may rise at a meager level. Then if they take one or more blood glucose-lowering meds, their glucose level can go into a decline, causing low blood sugar, or hypoglycemia. If they skip meals or eat way too little, the risk increases substantially.
But, by eating three fairly even-keeled meals and keeping carbs in check, blood sugar levels can be maintained easier. If the person eats many small meals, or snacks, then they can maintain steady blood sugar levels.
Sometimes you may find your clients in a situation where maintenance just is difficult (say you are traveling with your client), then, if their meal will be delayed, find your client a snack that contains a safe and healthy 15 grams of carbohydrates, such as a small box of raisins or a handful of pretzels. This should even things out, keeping hypoglycemia at bay and showing once again you are focused on displaying that With Age Comes Respect!