what to eat for breakfast when an insulin dependent diabetic?

I have been diabetic for about 12 years and recently my sugar levels have been high after breakfast. Could anyone tell me what’s the best thing to eat for breakfast as i have noticed that most cereals have quite a bit of sugar in them and they make me feel worse. Is it best just to eat wholemeal toast or something like that ?


  • Tin S

    Have oatmeal. Plus Bacon and Eggs. Maybe tomato juice.
    Forget the toast!
    By the way tomato juice is really a good choice for juices. Orange is out>

  • SUE G online

    weetabix and wholemeal toast, works for me, but remember your sugar levels will be up straight after eating, no matter what you eat

  • porridge oats i find best especially if toast doesnt seem enough for breakfast

  • TweetyBird

    Go to the ADA’s website and report this to your doctor.

  • crazyowl

    Wholewheat toast is fine as is weetabix and porridge oats. But you could also have fresh fruit, yogurt, an egg, no added sugar muesli Hope this has given you some ides

  • celtic.piskie

    It could be to do with your night time sugars….

    try taking your sugar before breakfast…. they might be going up overnight.

    Porridge is great, especially with dried fruit.

    toast is good, as is eggs, bacon etc…..

    Good luck.

  • 12345

    yeah….and maybe a cup of tea and use a sweetner instead of sugar….toast sounds good but if you have it with jam….dont ahve too much jam as that has sugar in it

  • erin10009

    I’ll often super bolus for cereal. (it is an advanced pump thing, I don’t recommend you try it if you’re not comfortable with your pump and how it works) You bolus slightly more for your meal and "borrow" from your basal, by reducing the basal by the amount you added to the bolus.

    Short of that, yes cereal is hard on the bg’s. Whole wheat toast is pretty good, about 20 grams of carbs per slice. And eggs, cheese, proteiny things are good because they are no carb and keep your levels stable. I am a fan of peanut butter and jelly for breakfast… (no sugar added jelly, although it still has carbs look at the package.)

    But it really sounds like you need to re-work your insulin to carb ratio or your basal insulin. Talk to your doctor about revamping this.

  • dingding

    You might just need to adjust your insulin-to-carb ratio at breakfast. I have dawn phenomenon, you might too, which makes you insulin resistant in the morning hours. My most common breakfasts are a whole-wheat english muffin w/peanut butter, a cup of Cheerios and milk, eggs and whole-wheat toast, or an Egg McMuffin. All of these are roughly 30-35g of carb which is enough to give me energy and the protein helps fill me up.

    EDIT: msjantas is so consistenly rude in her answers…I’ll bet she will be removed from this forum any day now.

  • Miz Lamb

    I avoid even the whisper of a carbohydrate gram for breakfast. Cereals are pure carbohydrate! that is pure sugar!! And to you and me that is like poison first thing in the morning.

    I have bacon or sausage and eggs. Very rarely do I have a slice of toast with butter on it. and never more than one slice. Usually only half of one.

    Does not matter if the bread is whole wheat or what. It still has the same grams of carb whether it is white or other.Supposedly we can deduct the fiber grams from the whole carb grams and have a lower count, but if you are bolusing for the grams of carb then you need to count the entire grams of carb, or I do anyway!

    I am assuming that you are now an adult? As an adult we have our major growth behind us and can no longer eat like children, anything we want and just bolus it over. When we try this as adults we become obese.

    To prevent that we must follow a LOW CARB food plan such as South Beach phase 2. And that with a few exceptions.

  • mikegresty73

    obviously personal choice is important but the healthy option even more so i would suggest simple things like weetabix, corn flakes, toast (white or brown) but other things like cocoa pops are fine in moderation but always check the carbohydrate content as on average approx 70 grammes is enough for one meal although this can vary depending on your size and acivity levels though you will have noticed that the dieticians always suggest the healthy options whether you are diabetic or not which is good advice to follow though from personal experience some cereals can be bad for you such as sugar glazed ones ie sugar puffs which if you eat them will leave your urine smelling very sweet due to high sugar levels

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