0917 GMT July 15, 2018
Diabetes type 2 affects about 3.7 million people in the UK, and 90 percent of those are caused by type 2,, express.co.uk wrote.
You could lower your risk of high blood sugar by making small changes to your diet.
LloydsPharmacy — a British pharmacy company, with more than 1,500 pharmacies — said, “Breakfast is a particularly important meal for diabetics.
“People that eat breakfast find it easier to maintain their weight, as they tend to eat less during the day.
“The very best breakfast includes semi-skimmed or skimmed milk, instead of whole milk.
“Eat a wholegrain breakfast cereal such as porridge or shredded wholegrain wheat cereal with no added sugar, instead of a sugar-coated breakfast.
“Top your cereal with fresh or dried fruit that counts towards one of your five-a-day instead of sprinkling with sugar.
“Choose lower-fat or fat-free Greek yoghurt or natural low-fat yoghurt instead of a full-fat yoghurt.
“If you have diabetes, the best breakfast dishes include porridge with mashed banana and dried blueberries, and muesli with fresh fruit and low-fat yogurt.”
Alternatively, try scrambled eggs or an omelette with wholemeal toast.
LloydsPharmacy added, “Everyone should aim to eat a healthy diet, but it’s particularly important if you’re at risk of diabetes.
“Eating healthy isn’t always easy, especially if you’re short of time.”
If you don’t have time in the morning to create a culinary breakfast delight, smoothies are a great choice for diabetes patients.
Breakfast bars may also help to keep you full, without causing sudden blood sugar spikes.
The pharmacy said, “About 60 percent of type 2 diabetes cases could be delayed, or even prevented, by making lifestyle changes.”
Diabetes type 2 is caused by the pancreas not producing enough of the hormone insulin, or the body not reacting to insulin.
Without enough insulin, the body struggles to convert sugar in the blood into useable energy.
Symptoms include fatigue, passing more urine than normal, and having an unquenchable thirst.
See a GP if you have any of the symptoms of type 2 diabetes.
Your doctor can diagnose diabetes with a quick blood test.