Diabetes diet - AVOID eating this snack with your breakfast or risk high blood sugar

Diabetes type 2 affects about 4.6 million people in the UK.

The condition is caused by the pancreas not producing enough of the hormone insulin.

Without insulin, sugar in the blood isn’t converted into energy, causing high blood sugar.

Eating fruit-flavoured yogurts could spike your blood sugar, and should be avoided.

“Plain yogurt can be a good option for people with diabetes,” said nutritionist Franziska Spritzler.

“However, fruit-flavoured varieties are a very different story.

“Flavoured yogurts are typically made from non-fat or low-fat milk and loaded with carbs and sugar.

“In fact, a one-cup [245-gram] serving of fruit-flavoured yogurt may contain 47 grams of sugar, meaning nearly 81 per cent of its calories come from sugar.”

White bread, pasta and rice should also be avoided by diabetes patients.

They’re carbohydrate-rich, processed foods that could significantly raise blood sugar levels in type 1 and 2 diabetes patients.

Some fruit juices are packed full of sugar, and can have a similar effect on blood sugar as soft drinks, said Spritzler.

Other foods to avoid include honey, dried fruit, chips, and packaged snack foods.

You can prevent developing diabetes by eating a healthy, balanced diet, according to the NHS.

If you’re overweight, losing weight could help to lower your risk of the condition.

Diabetes patients are up to five times more likely to develop cardiovascular disease.

The condition is also responsible for most cases of kidney failure and lower limb amputation, other than accidents.

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