Diabetes type 2 symptoms: Avoid eating bacon for breakfast to control blood sugar levels | Health | Life & Style

Diabetes type 2 is the most common form of diabetes in the UK, and symptoms may include feeling very thirsty, urinating more frequently than usual and blurred vision, before diagnosis.

Medication may be required as the condition progresses, but making simple lifestyle changes to your diet can help control your blood glucose levels.

The NHS advises you eat a wide range of foods – including fruit, vegetables and some starchy foods like pasta.

Sugar, fat and salt should be kept to a minimum, and you should eat breakfast, lunch and dinner every day – don’t skip meals.

When it comes to your first meal of the day, nothing may sound better than a bacon sandwich. But if you want to control your blood sugar levels, the popular breakfast treat should be avoided, according to Diabetes.co.uk.

It says: “The reason being that it is so often a deceptively processed food. Read the back of the pack of bacon and you’ll most likely be faced with a list of preservatives.

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