Brekky especially important in type 2

SKIPPING breakfast triggers postprandial hyperglycaemia and impairs insulin response throughout the day in patients with type 2 diabetes, researchers say.

An Israeli study of 22 patients shows those who skipped breakfast experienced glucose peaks of 268mg/dl after lunch and 298mg/dl after dinner compared with 192mg/dl and 215mg/dl on days they ate breakfast.

Intact GLP-1 responses after lunch and dinner were also diminished when breakfast was omitted, while plasma free fatty acid and glucagon levels rose.

All patients ate the same lunch and dinner consisting of milk, tuna, bread and a chocolate