Forget toast and oatmeal, low-carb breakfasts reduce sugar spikes in those with Type 2 diabetes

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Eating a low-carbohydrate breakfast could help curb cravings for treats later in the day

Keto, low-carb, low glycemic index, Mediterranean, DASH diet, low-fat: there are a dizzying array of diets claiming to optimize health. Some are based on sound science and some are not.

For anyone living with Type 2 diabetes, a disease that affects about one in 12 people globally</a>, figuring out what to eat can be even more confusing because their bodies have difficulty processing sugars.</p>

When they eat carbohydrates — the sugars and starches found in many foods — they get large spikes in blood sugar. Poor control of blood sugar by the body can damage organs, particularly blood vessels, eyes and kidneys.

The goal of my research lab at the University of British Columbia’s Okanagan campus is to research diet and exercise interventions for the treatment and prevention of Type 2 diabetes. We conduct human studies testing how different lifestyle strategies impact blood glucose control and other health markers important for the management of this disease.

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Jonathan Little, Associate Professor, School of Health and Exercise Sciences, Faculty of Health and Social Development, UBC Okanagan
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