Does skipping breakfast lower blood sugar?
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2 Days Diabetes Newsletter October 8, 2013 subscribe
Breakfast: Skip or Savor?Q. My blood sugar sky-rockets in the morning. Shouldn’t I skip breakfast to bring it down?A. For some people with diabetes, blood sugar tends to be high in the morning because as dawn approaches, the body starts releasing energizing hormones. These antagonize the action of insulin and stimulate the liver to produce more glucose, even if the glucose level in the blood is already abnormally high.Will eating make it rise even higher? Probably, but because breakfast is so important for weight loss and proper nutrition, you should make eating breakfast a priority and find other ways to deal with the “dawn phenomenon.”Be sure to try these too-tasty-to-skip breakfast quickies.Here's to living well!Quick Calorie-Saving Tip:Add hot pepper to your meals! Capsaicin, the ingredient that makes peppers spicy, is known to reduce appetite.YOU MAY ALSO LIKEHeart Disease: 3 Ways to Attack Your RiskCheck-in with Cardiologist Joel K. Kahn, MD as he explains the smartest ways to approach heart disease prevention and minimize your risk. Read More7 Healthy (Chocolate!) Diabetic DessertsDark chocolate can actually be good for your blood sugar. Enjoy these decadent desserts in moderation. Read MoreSave Up to 50% When You Shop Our StoreVisit the Reader's Digest Store to browse a selection of health, diet, diabetes, and wellness books. Enjoy up to 50% off on select titles. Shop NowAre Toxic Chemicals Making You Fat?Evidence links commonly-used household plastics and chemicals to obesity and the results are disturbing... More
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