Thomas Damgaard Sandahl

Do all patients with type 2 diabetes need breakfast?

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  • The Department of Endocrinology and Diabetes
  • The Department of Hepatology and Gastroenterology V
Objectives:To evaluate if an improved daily glycemic profile could be achieved in patients with type 2 diabetes by withholding breakfast, but maintaining the same total daily intake of calorie and the same composition of carbohydrates, fat and protein.Methods:Thirteen type 2 diabetic patients participated in this randomized crossover study. Following an initial fasting night the study consisted of 4 consecutive days. Patients were randomized to diets including breakfast days 1 and 3, and excluding breakfast days 2 and 4, or vice versa.Results:The mean plasma glucose level was 0.24 mmol/l higher after the breakfast diet compared with the non-breakfast diet, but reflected only a tendency (P=0.066). The standard deviation based on plasma glucose was 32% higher after the breakfast diet compared with the non-breakfast diet (P
Original languageEnglish
JournalEuropean Journal of Clinical Nutrition
Publication statusPublished - 23 Feb 2011

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