Breakfasts for Diabetic Teens

Teen Eating Breakfast

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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)

Cottage Cheese with Berries

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Whole Grain Cereal (Use nonfat milk and always check the nutrition label for carbs and sugar)

Whole Grain Cereal

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Hard-Boiled Egg (Pair with an orange and nonfat milk)

Hard Boiled Egg

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Soy Bacon (Pair with a scrambled egg white, fruit, and 1 slice whole grain toast)

Soy Bacon

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Oatmeal (Try this recipe for baked blueberry oatmeal, but substitute stevia for some of the brown sugar)

Baked Blueberry Oatmeal

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Yogurt Parfaits (Try this apple parfait recipe – use low-fat or nonfat yogurt)

Fruit and Yogurt Parfait

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Omelet (Make with egg whites and stuff full of veggies)

Veggie Stuffed Omelet

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