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FOODPICKER: Diabetes Q&A
From: Jim S. (e-mail not disclosed for privacy)
To: diabetes@foodpicker.org
Date: 11/17/2017
Subject: breakfast foods and diabetes?
  We Answer Diabetes Questions!

I have type 2 diabetes and am having trouble with breakfast.  It seems so many breakfast foods are high in carbs.  Could you give me some breakfast ideas that are diabetic friendly?

Below are a number of responses to the above question:

Jenifer Kayan RD, LD (Registered Dietitian)
Answer: Remember, breakfast is the most important meal of the day, especially for diabetics!  If you do not already eat breakfast, START.  There is no written rule that breakfast food items need to be eaten for breakfast... (click for entire response)

Katie Kelly, RD (Registered Dietitian)
Answer: Here are some yummy breakfast ideas, I try to encourage people to eat a carbohydrate and a protein (if you can add in a veggie, that’s great!) with each breakfast.  Each breakfast listed is less than... (click for entire response)

Maggie Rourke, Dietetic Intern
Answer: Breakfast literally refers to “breaking the fast”.  Nourishing the body for the first time after a long fast does not require a specific type, genre or form of food!  Cultures celebrate breakfast with vastly different food items.  A healthy... (click for entire response)

Mandy Seay, Dietetic Intern
Answer: In addition to the carbohydrates, make sure you get some protein and a little bit of fat in with your meal as well, not only will this provide your body with the nutrients it needs but it will help keep you full until your next meal.  Other options to consider include... (click for entire response)

Michelle Rauch, Dietetic Intern
Answer: I'm sure you have heard that "breakfast is the most important meal of the day" and it is true.  It can set the mood for an entire day so it is important not to skip it.  Skipping it may lead to blood sugar fluctuations as well as binging later... (click for entire response)

       


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Cold Cereal:
Barbara's Bakery Organic Breakfast O's
Barbara's Bakery Organic Brown Rice Crisps
Barbara's Bakery Puffins - Multigrain
Barbara's Bakery Puffins - Original
Barbara's Bakery Shredded Wheat
Cascadian Farm Great Measure Cereal
Cascadian Farm Multi Grain Squares
Cascadian Farm Purely O's
EnviroKidz Organic Amazon Frosted Flakes
General Mills Basic 4
General Mills Cheerios Cereal
General Mills Cinnamon Toast Crunch
General Mills Cocoa Puffs
General Mills Cookie Crisp
General Mills Corn Chex
General Mills Country Corn Flakes
General Mills Fiber One Bran Cereal
General Mills Fiber One Caramel Delight
General Mills Fiber One Frosted Shredded Wheat
General Mills Fiber One Honey Clusters
General Mills Fiber One Raisin Bran Clusters
General Mills Honey Nut Cheerios
General Mills Kix
General Mills Lucky Charms
General Mills Lucky Charms - Berry
General Mills Multi Grain Cheerios
General Mills Multi-Bran Chex
General Mills Raisin Nut Bran
General Mills Rice Chex
General Mills Total
General Mills Total Raisin Bran
General Mills Trix
General Mills Wheat Chex
General Mills Wheaties
Kashi 7 Whole Grain Flakes
Kashi 7 Whole Grain Nuggets
Kashi 7 Whole Grain Puffs
Kashi GoLean Cereal
Kashi GoLean Crunch
Kashi GoLean Crunch! Honey Almond Flax
Kashi Good Friends Cinna-Raisin Crunch
Kashi Heart to Heart Honey Toasted
Kashi Heart to Heart Oat Flakes & Wild Blueberry Clusters
Kashi Heart to Heart Warm Cinnamon
Kashi Honey Sunshine
Kashi Mighty Bites Honey Crunch
Kashi Organic Promise Autumn Wheat
Kashi Organic Promise Island Vanilla
Kashi Organic Promise Strawberry Fields
Kashi U Black Currant & Walnuts
Kashi Vive Toasted Graham & Vanilla
Kellogg's All Bran Complete Oat Flakes
Kellogg's All Bran Original Cereal
Kellogg's All-Bran Bran Buds Cereal
Kellogg's All-Bran Complete Wheat Flakes Cereal
Kellogg's All-Bran Strawberry Medley Cereal
Kellogg's All-Bran Yogurt Bites
Kellogg's Apple Jacks Cereal
Kellogg's Caramel Nut Crunch
Kellogg's Cocoa Krispies
Kellogg's Corn Flakes
Kellogg's Corn Flakes Touch of Honey
Kellogg's Corn Pops
Kellogg's Cracklin' Oat Bran Cereal
Kellogg's Crispix
Kellogg's Eggo Cereal Cinnamon Toast
Kellogg's Eggo Cereal Maple Syrup
Kellogg's Froot Loops
Kellogg's Froot Loops Marshmallow Cereal
Kellogg's Froot Loops Reduced Sugar
Kellogg's Frosted Flakes
Kellogg's Frosted Flakes Reduced Sugar Cereal
Kellogg's Frosted Krispies Cereal
Kellogg's Frosted Mini-Wheats Big Bite
Kellogg's Frosted Mini-Wheats Bite Size Cereal
Kellogg's Frosted Mini-Wheats Blueberry Muffin
Kellogg's Frosted Mini-Wheats Cinnamon Streusel Bite Size Cereal
Kellogg's Frosted Mini-Wheats Little Bites Chocolate Cereal
Kellogg's Frosted Mini-Wheats Little Bites Honey Nut Cereal
Kellogg's Frosted Mini-Wheats Maple & Brown Sugar Cereal
Kellogg's Frosted Mini-Wheats Strawberry Delight Cereal
Kellogg's Honey Smacks
Kellogg's Jumbo Multi-Grain Krispies Cereal
Kellogg's Keebler Cookie Crunch Cereal
Kellogg's Mini-Wheats Unfrosted Bite Size
Kellogg's Mueslix Cereal
Kellogg's Product 19
Kellogg's Raisin Bran Cereal
Kellogg's Raisin Bran Crunch Cereal
Kellogg's Raisin Bran Extra
Kellogg's Rice Krispies Cereal
Kellogg's Rice Krispies Treats Cereal
Kellogg's Smart Start Strong Heart Antioxidants Cereal
Kellogg's Smart Start Strong Heart Cinnamon Raisin
Kellogg's Smart Start Strong Heart Maple & Brown Sugar Cereal
Kellogg's Smart Start Strong Heart Strawberry Oat Bites Cereal
Kellogg's Smart Start Strong Heart Toasted Oat Cereal
Kellogg's Smorz Cereal
Kellogg's Special K Blueberry Cereal
Kellogg's Special K Chocolatey Delight Cereal
Kellogg's Special K Cinnamon Pecan Cereal
Kellogg's Special K Fruit & Yogurt Cereal
Kellogg's Special K Original Cereal
Kellogg's Special K Protein Plus Cereal
Kellogg's Special K Red Berries Cereal
Kellogg's Special K Vanilla Almond
Malt-O-Meal Apple Zings
Malt-O-Meal Balance
Malt-O-Meal Berry Colossal Crunch
Malt-O-meal Chocolate Frosted Flakes
Malt-O-Meal Chocolatey Mini Spooners
Malt-O-Meal Cinnamon Toasters
Malt-O-Meal Coco Roos
Malt-O-Meal Cocoa Dyno Bites
Malt-O-Meal Colossal Crunch
Malt-O-Meal Corn Bursts
Malt-O-Meal Crispy Rice
Malt-O-Meal Frosted Flakes
Malt-O-Meal Frosted Mini Spooners
Malt-O-Meal Fruity Dyno Bites
Malt-O-Meal Golden Puffs
Malt-O-Meal Honey & Oat Blenders with Almonds
Malt-O-Meal Honey Buzzers
Malt-O-Meal Honey Graham Squares
Malt-O-Meal Honey Nut Scooters
Malt-O-Meal Marshmallow Mateys
Malt-O-Meal Puffed Wheat
Malt-O-Meal Raisin Bran
Malt-O-Meal Strawberry Cream Mini Spooners
Malt-O-Meal Tootie Fruities
Mother's Toasted Oat Bran
Nature's Path Fruit Juice Sweetened Corn Flakes
Nature's Path Honey'd Corn Flakes
Nature's Path Organic Corn Puffs
Nature's Path Organic Crispy Rice
Nature's Path Organic Flax Plus Multibran
Nature's Path Organic Flax Plus Raisin Bran
Nature's Path Organic Heritage Flakes
Nature's Path Organic Mesa Sunrise
Nature's Path Organic Multigrain Oatbran Flakes
Nature's Path Organic Rice Puffs
Nature's Path Organic Shredded Oaty Bites
Nature's Path Organic Whole O's
Post Cocoa Pebbles
Post Fruity Pebbles
Post Grape Nuts Flakes
Post Grape-Nuts
Post Grape-Nuts Flakes
Post Honey Bunches of Oats Honey Roasted
Post Honey Bunches of Oats with Almonds
Post Honey Bunches of Oats with Chocolate Clusters
Post Honey Bunches of Oats with Cinnamon Clusters
Post Honey Bunches of Oats with Real Peaches
Post Honey Bunches of Oats with Real Strawberries
Post Honey Bunches of Oats with Vanilla Clusters
Post Selects Apple Caramel Pecan Crunch
Post Selects Banana Nut Crunch
Post Selects Blueberry Morning
Post Selects Cranberry Almond Crunch
Post Selects Great Grains Crunchy Pecans
Post Selects Great Grains Raisins, Dates & Pecans
Post Selects Maple Pecan Crunch
Post Shredded Wheat Frosted Spoon Size
Post Shredded Wheat Original Spoon Size
Quaker Life
Quaker Life Cereal Cinnamon
Quaker Life Cereal Maple & Brown Sugar
Quaker Oat Bran
Quaker Oat Bran Cold Cereal
Quaker Oatmeal Squares Brown Sugar
Quaker Oatmeal Squares Cinnamon
Quaker Oatmeal Squares Golden Maple

Hot Cereal:
Great Value Instant Oatmeal Apples & Cinnamon
Great Value Instant Oatmeal Cinnamon & Spice
Great Value Instant Oatmeal Maple & Brown Sugar
Great Value Instant Oatmeal Original Flavor
Great Value Instant Oatmeal Raisin & Spice
Kashi GoLean Instant Hot Cereal Hearty Honey Cinnamon
Kashi GoLean Instant Hot Cereal Truly Vanilla
Kashi Heart to Heart Instant Oatmeal Golden Brown Maple
Kashi Hearty Honey Cinnamon
Malt-o-Meal Best Quick Oats
Malt-O-Meal Chocolate Hot Wheat Cereal
Malt-o-Meal Creamy Hot Wheat
Malt-O-Meal Maple & Brown Sugar Hot Wheat Cereal
Malt-o-Meal Original Hot Wheat Cereal
Mother's Instant Oatmeal
Mother's Multigrain Hot Cereal
Mother's Oat Bran Creamy Hot Cereal
Mother's Rolled Oats Old Fashioned Thick Flakes
Mother's Toasted Wheat Germ
Mother's Whole Wheat Hot Rolled Wheat Cereal
Nature's Path Organic Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal
Nature's Path Organic Flax Plus Oatmeal
Nature's Path Organic Hemp Plus Oatmeal
Nature's Path Organic Maple Nut Oatmeal
Nature's Path Organic MultiGrain Raisin Spice Oatmeal
Nature's Path Organic Original Oatmeal
Quaker High Fiber Instant Oatmeal Cinnamon Swirl
Quaker Instant Oatmeal Maple & Brown Sugar
Quaker Instant Oatmeal Regular Flavor
Quaker Lower Sugar Instant Oatmeal Apples & Cinnamon
Quaker Lower Sugar Instant Oatmeal Maple & Brown Sugar
Quaker Oat Bran Hot Cereal
Quaker Oatmeal Express Baked Apple
Quaker Oatmeal Express Cinnamon Roll
Quaker Oatmeal Express Golden Brown Sugar
Quaker Old Fashioned Quaker Oats
Quaker Organic Instant Oatmeal Maple & Brown Sugar
Quaker Organic Instant Oatmeal Regular
Quaker Quick Quaker Oats
Quaker Simple Harvest Apples with Cinnamon
Quaker Simple Harvest Maple Brown Sugar with Pecans
Quaker Simple Harvest Vanilla, Almond, & Honey
Quaker Steel Cut Oats
Quaker Sun Country Iron Fortified Quick Oats
Quaker Weight Control Instant Oatmeal Banana Bread
Quaker Weight Control Instant Oatmeal Maple & Brown Sugar

Granola:
Back to Nature Foods Apple Blueberry Granola
Back to Nature Foods Apple Cinnamon Granola
Back to Nature Foods Apple Strawberry Granola
Back to Nature Foods Classic Granola
Back to Nature Foods Cranberry Pecan Granola
Back to Nature Foods French Vanilla Granola
Back to Nature Foods Raisin Granola
Kashi Good Friends
Kashi Granola Apple Orchard
Kashi Granola Cocoa Beach
Kashi Granola Mountain Medley
Kashi Granola Summer Berry
Kellogg's Low Fat Granola with Raisins
Kellogg's Low Fat Granola without Raisins
Natures Path Blueberry Muesli
Post Grape Nuts Trail Mix Crunch
Quaker Granola Bites Chocolate Flavor
Quaker Granola Bites Cinnamon Flavor
Quaker Granola Bites Peanut Butter Flavor
Quaker Lowfat Natural Granola
Quaker Natural Granola Oats & Honey
Quaker Natural Granola Oats & Honey & Raisins

Cereal Bars:
Cascadian Farm Chocolate Chip Organic Chewy Granola Bars
Cascadian Farm Organic Chewy Granola Fruit & Nut Bars
Cascadian Farm Organic Chewy Granola Multi Grain Bars
General Mills Chex Mix Bars Chocolate Chunk
General Mills Cinnamon Toast Crunch Milk N Cereal Bar
General Mills Cocoa Puffs Milk N Cereal Bar
General Mills Fiber One Chewy Bar Chocolate Mocha
General Mills Fiber One Chewy Bar Oats and Peanut Butter
General Mills Fiber One Chewy Bars Oats & Apple Streusel
General Mills Fiber One Chewy Bars Oats & Caramel
General Mills Fiber One Chewy Bars Oats & Chocolate
General Mills Fiber One Chewy Bars Oats & Strawberries with Almonds
General Mills Fiber One Fulfill Nutrition Bar Caramel Peanut
General Mills Fiber One Fulfill Nutrition Bar Chocolate Peanut Butter
Kashi GoLean Chewy Protein & Fiber Bar Chocolate Almond Toffee
Kashi GoLean Chewy Protein & Fiber Bar Cookies 'N Cream
Kashi GoLean Chewy Protein & Fiber Bar Malted Chocolate Crisp
Kashi GoLean Chewy Protein & Fiber Bar Oatmeal Raisin Cookie
Kashi GoLean Chewy Protein & Fiber Bar Peanut Butter & Chocolate
Kashi GoLean Roll! Protein & Fiber Bar Caramel Peanut
Kashi GoLean Roll! Protein & Fiber Bar Chocolate Peanut
Kashi GoLean Roll! Protein & Fiber Bar Chocolate Turtle
Kashi GoLean Roll! Protein & Fiber Bar Fudge Sundae
Kashi GoLean Roll! Protein & Fiber Bar Oatmeal Walnut
Kashi TLC Crunchy Granola Bar Honey Toasted 7 Grain
Kashi TLC Crunchy Granola Bar Pumpkin Spice Flax
Kashi TLC Crunchy Granola Bar Roasted Almond Crunch
Kashi TLC Tasty Little Cereal Bars Baked Apple Spice
Kashi TLC Tasty Little Cereal Bars Blackberry Graham
Kashi TLC Tasty Little Cereal Bars Ripe Strawberry
Kashi TLC Tasty Little Chewies Cherry Dark Chocolate
Kashi TLC Tasty Little Chewies Dark Chocolate Coconut
Kashi TLC Tasty Little Chewies Dark Mocha Almond
Kashi TLC Tasty Little Chewies Honey Almond Flax
Kashi TLC Tasty Little Chewies Peanut Peanut Butter
Kashi TLC Tasty Little Chewies Pumpkin Pie
Kashi TLC Tasty Little Chewies Raspberry Chocolate
Kashi TLC Tasty Little Chewies Trail Mix
Kellogg's All-Bran Bars Brown Sugar Cinnamon
Kellogg's All-Bran Bars Honey Oat
Kellogg's All-Bran Snack Bites Brown Sugar Cinnamon
Kellogg's All-Bran Snack Bites Honey Oat & Strawberry
Kellogg's Nutri-Grain Apple Cinnamon
Kellogg's Nutri-Grain Cereal Bar - Blueberry
Kellogg's Nutri-Grain Fruit & Nut Bars Berry & Almond
Kellogg's Pop-Tarts Blueberry
Kellogg's Pop-Tarts Frosted Blueberry
Kellogg's Pop-Tarts Frosted Cherry
Kellogg's Pop-Tarts Frosted Raspberry
Kellogg's Pop-Tarts Frosted Strawberry
Kellogg's Pop-Tarts Go-Tarts! Chocolate Chip
Kellogg's Special K Bar Blueberry
Kellogg's Special K Bar Chocolatey Drizzle
Kellogg's Special K Bar Chocolatey Pretzel
Kellogg's Special K Bar Honey Nut
Kellogg's Special K Bar Peaches & Berries
Kellogg's Special K Bar Strawberry
Kellogg's Special K Bar Vanilla Crisps
Kellogg's Special K Bliss Bar Chocolatey Mocha
Kellogg's Special K Bliss Bar Raspberry
Nature Valley Crunchy Granola Bars Cinnamon
Nature Valley Crunchy Granola Bars Oats N Honey
Nature Valley Crunchy Granola Bars Peanut Butter
Nature Valley Crunchy Granola Bars Pecan Crunch
Nature Valley Crunchy Granola Bars Roasted Almond
Nature Valley Crunchy Granola Bars Vanilla Nut
Nature Valley Healthy Heart Chewy Granola Bars Honey Nut
Nature Valley Healthy Heart Chewy Granola Bars Oatmeal Raisin
Nature's Path Organic Apricot & Nut Granola Bar
Nature's Path Organic Hemp Plus Granola Bars
Nature's Path Organic Peanut Butter Granola Bars
Nature's Path Organic Peanut Choco' Granola Bars
Nature's Path Pumpkin Flax Plus Granola Bar
Quaker 25% Less Sugar Chewy Granola Bars Honey Graham
Quaker 25% Less Sugar Granola Bars Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip
Quaker Chewy 25% Less Sugar Granola Bars Chocolate Chip
Quaker Chewy 25% Less Sugar Granola Bars Cookies & Cream
Quaker Chewy 90 Calorie Oatmeal Raisin
Quaker Chewy 90 Calorie Peanut Butter
Quaker Oatmeal To Go Apples With Cinnamon
Quaker Oatmeal To Go Banana Bread
Quaker Oatmeal To Go Brown Sugar & Cinnamon
Quaker Oatmeal To Go High Fiber Maple Brown Sugar Flavor
Quaker Oatmeal To Go Oatmeal Raisin
Quaker Oatmeal To Go Raspberry Struesel Flavor
Quaker Sweet & Salty Crunch Granola Bars Oats, Nuts, and Honey


 
 
 
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