Many people are out of the habit of and therefore don’t plan or feel hungry for breakfast, this can lead to cravings, over eating and choosing poorer quality foods later in the day.
Carbohydrate (sugars found in foods such as breads, cereals, fruit, most snack foods and dairy) are the foods that raise bloods sugar levels. Ultimately many people with type 2 diabetes, especially those struggling with being overweight or obese don’t need to eat a large breakfast as a large amount of carbohydrate is going to cause large increases in blood sugar levels. However ensuring that they consume a small meal containing some carbohydrate and a small amount of protein to help keep them full can assist in managing appetite, weight and blood sugar levels.
One of the most affordable liquid breakfast options is a homemade skim milk shake with berries, passionfruit or your favourite fruit. Keep in mind the serving size - as it is often a lot easier to drink calories than eat them!
Alternatives could be low GI options (as tested by SUGIRS) that are portion controlled such as Tony Fergusons shakes, Revival Soy SShakes and Aussie Bodies Shakes.
Ultimately breakfast and the needs of a diabetic will be individual. For individual advice find a dietitian near you at http://daa.asn.au/for-the-public/find-an-apd/
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