help! breakfast choices

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Hello... I am having a difficult time finding things to eat for breakfast. I tried corn flakes w/splenda and sugar was high 2 hrs after. I did eggs beaters w/ half pb sandwhich and 1/2 cup milk and sugar was 169 2 hrs after (my doctor said it should be less than 140 2 hrs after). What are some alternative breakfast ideas?

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Posted about 8 years ago
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Breakfast can be very tricky. I generally go with fruit(usually a berry/banana smoothie made with almond milk and ground flaxseed), and maybe a slice of raisin bread toast. For me, cereals are impossible. I'm a type 1 on a pump, but I invariably find myself high after eating cereals, unless it is a very high fiber one like shredded wheat. But since I don't like cardboard, I don't eat cereal! Occasionally, I'll have a boiled or scrambled egg with a piece of toast for some variation.

What I like about the smoothie breakfast is that it really does keep me full until lunchtime. I use frozen berries (blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, and blackberries) and frozen peaches that I've prepackaged into little baggies in the freezer, along with frozen banana halves (a whole banana would cause too much of a sugar increase), frozen ice cubes of 100% pomegranate juice, ground flaxseed that I've ground in my coffee grinder and kept in the freezer, and then almond milk. Just take everything out of the freezer 10 minutes ahead of time, chunk them all in the blender and voila! Yummie breakfast! I can give you the nutrition information if you're interested.
Posted about 8 years ago
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my breakfast are super easy. i get egg whites and make a small omelet. 1/4 cup is one egg. (i usually do two eggs) i put about 1/4 grated cheese on top to melt and i put it on whole grain english muffin. i have a piece of fruit.
I do sugar free oatmeal with chopped walnuts or pecans, diced apples and a small drizzle of honey. cinnamon on top.
sugar free yogurt with mandarin oranges in it. and crunchy whole grain cereal sprinkles. i like grape nuts.
i do cottage cheese (fat free) with either mandarin oranges or pineapple chunks with a slice of whole wheat toast or some whole grain crackers.
I really try to have protein, whole grain and a fruit. i stay full, my sugar doesn't peak and fall, and i am ready to work and do well through to lunch. mostly what i do is on sunday night, i fill zip lock bags full of grape nuts or pecans or walnuts, (super yummy is all three in one bag), then i fill five small plastic bowls (portion control) with either yogurt (cheaper to buy one large container and divide it) cottage cheese or slow cooked oatmeal (if you do the slow cook kind it reheats really well i use stone ground and stir in a bit of water and nuke). then i set out five pieces of fruit. voila' breakfast for a week. I hope that helps! take care!
Posted about 8 years ago
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ok, here is a link to a diabetes resource i am using. if you click on the tool menu planner, you can find breakfast items and even recipes for it. i hope this helps. God bless. http://www.actos.com/takeaction/home.aspx
Posted about 8 years ago
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just as an fyi, i dont work for any company or anything. I have surfed the web in great detail and found alot of hidden diabetes resources. i try to find all i can and i find that the various drug companies that make diabetes medications, have really great websites. if you can think of a drug, type it in go to their website and you will probably find some good stuff. hope that is of some use to you. it works great for me. deb
Posted about 8 years ago
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Hi...Good for you for keeping such good track of your sugars!!! I personally will not eat anything that is high carbs for breakfast. I will eat egg white omelets with lots of veggies. I also buy lo-carb tortillas fill them with scrambled eggs with lofat turkey sausage and veggies and cheddar cheese. I roll them up and freeze them for a great "to-go" breakfast. I usually add a little hot sauce too!
Egg whites and cottage cheese works really great for me. I seem to get high and stay high if I eat cereal and high glycemic foods for breakfast.
Good Luck!!
Posted about 8 years ago
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Cereal does some strange things to blood sugar!!! I usually eat some yogurt or have a fiber one bar! They are tasty! Fresh fruit is always good to have. English muffins are good too....especially multi grain or ones with a lot of fiber in them. Oatmeal is a good choice too. But everyone is different.....you just have to experiment and find out what works for you! Good luck!
Posted about 8 years ago
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Whew! Breakfast can be tough. Cereal is just NOT for diabetics, it seems. I buy a generic bran flakes cereal, with minimal sugar, but prefer two other alternatives:

(1) A whole wheat mini bagel with fried egg (no butter/oil and only half the yolk), sometimes w/ a slice of LF cheese and maybe a dab of spicy mustard.

(2) My favorite lately (works well before I run): plain oatmeal with a dollop (1 TBSPN or less) of crunchy PB. I'm a label reader and recently switched to Peter Pan crunchy (few added ingredients, no high fructose corn syrup).

(3) One egg (minimal yolk) w/ a slice of whole wheat toast works, too, though doesn't last long! :)

Hope this helps!
Posted about 8 years ago
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The only cereal I will eat is Kashi Go Lean Crunch (lower carb with fiber) and I usually put Soy Slender (low carb soy milk) on it instead of milk.

Other breakfasts I like are:
*peanut butter and sugar free jelly on Arnold Sandwich Thins or a low-carb bread
*egg on toast using same "bread"
*scrambled eggs with veggies
*omelet with veggies and a little cheese
*bacon and egg on English muffin

Breakfast foods I avoid or should avoid:
*cereal like corn flakes or Cheerios (don't fill me up very long, not worth the carbs)
*doughnuts
*pancakes

Honestly pb&j is my favorite breakfast. :silly:
Posted about 8 years ago
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I love avocado mashed on whole wheat toast, or different varieties of eggs like scrambled, stuffed in pita bread (diabetics can safely eat Joseph's Bakery brand because it's certified), and topped with home-made salsa; or hard boiled, chopped up with low sodium deli meat and wrapped in lettuce.
Posted about 8 years ago