Diabetes type 2 is a lifelong condition that affects around 4.6million people in the UK.
The condition is when the body doesn’t produce enough insulin, or the body’s cells don’t react to insulin.
The main goal if you have type 2 diabetes is to keep blood sugar levels well-controlled, and incorporating certain foods in your diet can help.
Eating eggs daily can have a positive impact on blood sugar levels. But how many should you consume in a day?
Eggs provide a host of health benefits – as well as helping reduce heart disease, eggs have been found to decrease inflammation, improve insulin sensitivity and improve cholesterol levels.
In one study, published on NCBI, people with type 2 diabetes who consumed two eggs daily as part of a high-protein diet had improvements in cholesterol and blood sugar levels.
But Healthline advises to eat the whole egg.
The benefits of eggs are primarily due to nutrients found in the yolk rather than the white.
White bread, pasta and rice should also be avoided by diabetes patients.
They’re carbohydrate-rich, processed foods that could significantly raise blood sugar levels in type 1 and 2 diabetes patients.
Some fruit juices are packed full of sugar, and can have a similar effect on blood sugar as soft drinks, said Spritzler.
Other foods to avoid include honey, dried fruit, chips, and packaged snack foods.