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Living with type 2 diabetes since 2003.
Trumann, AR
What if you are always on the run eating breakfast I usually eat a banana and have a cup of coffee

Rockaway, NJ
Whole Wheat toast, whipped cream cheese, smoked Salmon, onion & tomato...YUM!

Living with type 1 diabetes.
Hattiesburg, MS
Check out bulletproof coffee. It works like a charm for me. You can just google it and there should be some articles with the recipe and the science behind it

Camano Island, WA
Everyone has to deal with a process of the body called the dawn phenomenon. Our bodies were designed so the the liver automatically secretes glucose in early morning to help us start to wake up. For those of us blessed with a pancreas that doesn't respond to that spike, we have to compensate for that. If we don't, the results are a spike. We tend to overcompensate which usually results in a crash. So, before i started on the pump, i took my insulin earler before breakfast than with other meals and usually a little more. I always eat proteins along with a more complex carb as they both take lo nger to digest. Now that I've been on the pump for 21 years, I take 1 unit before getting in the shower and another after getting dressed and then my normal bolus for the meal. It really helps. Eating a well rounded meal with proteins, the right kinds of fats and carbs also helps level out the blood sugars. I've been a T1 for 53 years and my A1cs are still 6.0. Works for me. Hope that helps. Blessings.

Living with type 1 diabetes.
Denver, CO
There are some great suggestions in the book, Diabetes Solution by Dr. Bernstein. I learned that even if I have protein for breakfast, I still need to bolus (essentially I treat 30g of protein as 15g carbs), since protein breaks down slowly to fuel the body.

Living with LADA since 2012.Living with type 1 diabetes since 2012.
Virginia Beach, VA
I want to thank all of you for your suggestions even though I am not brave Kristi who initiated the discussion.

Living with LADA since 2012.Living with type 1 diabetes since 2012.
Virginia Beach, VA
I can only imagine trying to figure out a diabetic friendly breakfast for a child who might not want to eat certain foods. I know I struggle with breakfast selections as prior to being a LADA T1D since 2012, I just drank coffee for breakfast.

Living with LADA since 2012.Living with type 1 diabetes since 2012.
Virginia Beach, VA
Now, I keep on hand Greek yogurts, boiled eggs for lazy breakfasts or I scramble 2 eggs 1 yolk with a bit of cheddar cheese. I have never been a breakfast person so having something fast and easy on hand has really helped me.

I'm a mom supporting a child with type 1 diabetes since 2013.Array.
Unknown Location
My daughter alternates between egg beater omelets, liow carb pancakes or waffles Turkey sausage and milk Cheerios makes a protein cereal it’s pretty easy with the spikes She needs to keep her sugar controlled unyil a 1230 lunch with no lows

Living with type 1 diabetes.
Queens, NY
For some reason Starbucks oatmeal with blueberries does not spike my blood sugar . However I do construction so I am very active through the day

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