Facing the Breakfast Dilemma? Here’s What Other People with Diabetes Are Eating

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Breakfast can be a tough meal to squeeze in for anyone, but it can be a huge dietary obstacle for people who have diabetes. It’s difficult to make choices that are both healthy and delicious. Last month, we reached out to you, our audience, to find out what fuels your day. Do certain foods affect your blood sugar more than others? What do you avoid?

Here’s what you had to say:

Breakfast IS the most important meal of the day!


Most of you agreed: getting your day started with a healthy meal is imperative to keeping your blood sugar balanced.

Meal replacements are a favorite

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Many of you stand by certain brands, but generally, shakes and smoothies with vitamin supplements were popular choices. Several people noted the benefit of being able to stay full until lunch without altering your blood sugar.

Processed carbs are a no-no!


Doughnuts, pastries, and sugary cereals all got put on the list of foods to avoid.

Yogurt is quick, easy, and delicious


This simple and easy to prepare staple is packed with the necessary protein to start the day, without being accompanied by carbs and sugar (as long as you stick to the plain variety).

Eggs, bacon, and sausage are the best!


Among the most common responses were foods that packed a lot of protein and few carbs.

Breakfast alternatives are always an option


Not everyone loves traditional “breakfast foods.” Many people chose to eat meals that were well-balanced for their diet, but not traditionally associated with the meal, such as fish, salads, and sandwiches.

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