"High energy intake at breakfast is associated with significant reduction in overall post-meal glucose levels in diabetic patients over the entire day," said Professor Daniela Jakubowicz from Tel Aviv University in Israel.

The findings suggest that adjusting diet in this fashion could help optimise metabolic control and prevent complications of type 2 diabetes.

"Recommending a higher energy load at breakfast, when beta cell responsiveness and insulin-mediated muscle glucose uptake are at optimal levels, seems an adequate strategy to decrease post-meal glucose spikes in patients with type 2 diabetes," said Jakubowicz.

The study appeared in the journal Diabetologia.

 

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