Type 2 Diabetes Patients Must Have This Protein Rich Breakfast

Control Your Diabetes By Eating Healthy Food

As per the findings, a low-carb, high protein breakfast is helpful for those having Type 2 Diabetes to manage level of blood sugar throughout the day.

The latest study has suggested that people suffering from Type 2 Diabetes should go for eggs in breakfast.

A reputed author of  a study has said that large spike in blood sugar followed by breakfast is because of the combination of prominent insulin resistance in people having Type 2 Diabetes in morning and due to the typical foods of western breakfast like toast, oatmeal, cereal and fruit having high carbohydrates.

As per him, breakfast is constantly the problem meal leading to largest spikes in blood sugar for Type 2 Diabetes patients. The research explains that eating a high protein, low-carb meal in morning is an easy method for avoiding this large spike, enhance glycemic control throughout the day and can possibly help in reducing other complications of diabetes.

The participants of one study who were having well controlled Type 2 Diabetes have completed 2 trial feeding days. One day, they got omelette in breakfast and on the other day, they got some fruits and oatmeal. On both days, they were provided with the same lunch and dinner.  Blood sugar spikes were measured that whole day with the help of continuous glucose monitor. Ratings of fullness, hunger and craving to eat something savory were also reported by the participants.

It was found that blood sugar spike was totally prevented after having high-protein, low-carb breakfast.  Its outcome was low glucose exposure overall and enhanced constancy of glucose reading for the subsequent 24 hours.

In the study, the author said,  “We expected that limiting carbohydrates to less than 10 per cent at breakfast would help prevent the spike after this meal. But we were a bit surprised that this had enough of an effect and that the overall glucose control and stability were improved. We know that large swings in blood sugar are damaging to our blood vessels, eyes, and kidneys. The inclusion of a very low-carbohydrate high-fat breakfast meal in Type 2 Diabetes patients may be a practical and easy way to target the large morning glucose spike and reduce associated complications”.

It is also noted that later on in the day, no difference was there in levels of blood sugar in both groups. It has suggested that the outcome of reduction in overall glucose spikes post breakfast was ascribed to breakfast responses and there was no evidence that a breakfast with low-carb can deteriorate glucose reactions to lunch or dinner.

It is claimed that their study has proposed  the possible benefits of changing macronutrient distribution  throughout  the day so that with balanced lunch and dinner, carbohydrates are limited at breakfast in place of consumption of moderate amount and even distribution of carbohydrates during the day. 

In this research, participants have also noted lower pre-meal hunger and sweet food cravings later in the day when they have taken breakfast with low carbs and this can be taken as a healthy sign for everyone.

Dr. Divaanshu Gupta

Dr. Divaanshu Gupta is a cardiac anaesthesiologist in Manipal Hospital, Jaipur. He has done his M.B.B.S. as well as M.D. Anaesthesia from S.M.S. Medical College. He has a vast experience of working in various critical care units of government as well as corporate hospitals.

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