Type 2 diabetes is on the rise, alarmingly so amongst young people. If your teen has diabetes or is at risk of developing it, communicate with him about the importance of smart food choices and healthy weight loss. Losing excess weight will help him to better manage his diabetes. Breakfast is particularly important for diabetic teens who need to lose a little weight. As this Sports Health blog points out, skipping breakfast can not only wreak havoc on insulin response, it can also lead to fatigue, drowsiness, and mental fogginess.
Cottage Cheese (Eat half a cup mixed with berries)
Whole Grain Cereal (Use nonfat milk and always check the nutrition label for carbs and sugar)
Hard-Boiled Egg (Pair with an orange and nonfat milk)
Soy Bacon (Pair with a scrambled egg white, fruit, and 1 slice whole grain toast)
Yogurt Parfaits (Try this apple parfait recipe – use low-fat or nonfat yogurt)
Omelet (Make with egg whites and stuff full of veggies)