A high-protein, low-carbohydrate snack before breakfast attenuates post-breakfast hyperglycemia….
Previous studies have shown a considerable reduction in hyperglycemia after the second meal of the day, provided that breakfast had been taken. The preservation of this effect in Type 2 diabetes was not confirmed until recently. Postprandial hyperglycemia acts as an independent risk factor for cardiovascular disease, a major cause of death in subjects with Type 2 diabetes. It was hypothesized that post-breakfast hyperglycemia in subjects with Type 2 diabetes could be improved non-pharmacologically by using a high-protein, low-carbohydrate prebreakfast snack.