There are also some breakfast foods to be cautious of, suggested the doctor. She said: “It’s important to be aware that some foods, such as breakfast cereals, are higher in sugar than you may realise and alternatives like porridge oats and wholegrain cereals are a better option.
“Other breakfast foods that should be avoided are fruit juice and smoothies as they can put blood sugar up very quickly.
“Fruit in general can be consumed and I would never recommend excluding any fruit totally because of the nutritional value that fruit contains, however, there are certain fruits that I would recommend over others for someone with type 2 diabetes.
“For example, berries or an apple rather than pineapple, oranges or bananas. Tinned fruit, however, I would avoid as it is kept in a high-sugar syrup.”