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How I saved my mother from type 2 diabetes by adding eggs to her daily diet.

While some cereals could also be the breakfast of champions, a UBC professor suggests people with Type 2 Diabetes (T2D) should be reaching for something else.


Associate Professor Jonathan Little, who teaches in UBC Okanagan's School of Health and Exercise Sciences, published a study in the week demonstrating that a high-fat, low-carb breakfast (LCBF) can help those with T2D control blood glucose levels throughout the day.


"The large blood glucose spike that follows breakfast is thanks to the mixture of pronounced insulin resistance within the morning in people with T2D and since typical Western breakfast foods—cereal, oatmeal, toast and fruit—are high in carbohydrates," says Little.


Breakfast, he says, is consistently the "problem" meal that results in the most important blood glucose spikes for people with T2D. His research shows that by eating a low-carb and high-fat meal very first thing within the morning may be a simple thanks to prevent this massive spike, improve glycemic control throughout the day, and maybe also reduce other diabetes complications.


Study participants, with well-controlled T2D, completed two experimental feeding days. On at some point , they ate an omelette for breakfast and on another day, they ate oatmeal and a few fruit. a uniform lunch and dinner were provided on both days. endless glucose monitor—a small device that attaches to your abdomen and measures glucose every five minutes—was wont to measure blood glucose spikes across the whole day. Participants also reported ratings of hunger, fullness and a desire to eat something sweet or savory.



Little's study determined that consuming a really low-carbohydrate high-fat breakfast completely prevented the blood glucose spike after breakfast and this had enough of an impact to lower overall glucose exposure and improve the steadiness of glucose readings for subsequent 24 hours.


"We expected that limiting carbohydrates to but 10 per cent at breakfast would help prevent the spike after this meal," he says. "But we were a touch surprised that this had enough of an impact which the general glucose control and stability were improved. we all know that enormous swings in blood glucose are damaging to our blood vessels, eyes, and kidneys. The inclusion of a really low-carbohydrate high-fat breakfast meal in T2D patients could also be a practical and straightforward thanks to target the massive morning glucose spike and reduce associated complications."



He does note that there was no difference in blood glucose levels in both groups later within the day, suggesting that the effect for reducing overall post-meal glucose spikes are often attributed to the breakfast responses with no evidence that a low-carb breakfast worsened glucose responses to lunch or dinner.


"The results of our study suggest potential benefits of altering macronutrient distribution throughout the day in order that carbohydrates are restricted at breakfast with a balanced lunch and dinner instead of consuming a good distribution and moderate amount of carbohydrates throughout the day."


As another interesting aspect of the research, participants noted that pre-meal hunger and their cravings for sweet foods later within the day attended be lower if they ate the low-carb breakfast. Little suggests this alteration in diet maybe a healthy step for anybody, even those that aren't living with diabetes.

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