For patients with type 2 diabetes and obesity, a high-calorie breakfast can effectively promote lipid-reducing and alleviation of diabetes symptoms, while reducing insulin dependence. The results were reported at the 100th annual endocrine conference in Chicago.
“This study shows that for people with type 2 diabetes who are obese and insulin-treated, high-calorie breakfasts, regular lunches, and simple dinners are better than traditional diets to improve their health, including Promote fat loss, reduce hunger and reduce tolerance to insulin,” said Daniela Jakubowicz, a lead author of the study at Tel Aviv University.
“The time we eat and the frequency of eating are more important than what we eat and the calorie content,” the authors said. “Our body’s metabolic levels fluctuate throughout the day. Too little breakfast can cause a low glucose response. The effect of fasting is not as good as eating at night.”
The authors and colleagues investigated 11 male and 18 female obese and type 2 diabetic patients. The above patients had an average age of 69 years and all received insulin therapy. The authors then randomized the patients into two groups, one for a regular diet, which had the same calorie content for each meal, and the other for high-calorie breakfast, medium-calorie lunch, and diet control for low-calorie dinners. The duration is 3 months.
The results showed that the average weight of the patient after the regular diet increased by 1.4 kg, and a controlled diet reduced the patient’s weight by 5 kg. . In addition, patients in the controlled diet group also had a significant decrease in blood glucose levels during the fasting period compared to the conventional diet group. The amount of insulin required to maintain normal blood glucose levels is also significantly reduced.