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The effect of a low-carbohydrate high-fat breakfast on glycemic control in type 2 diabetes Chang, Courtney Rochelle

Abstract

Improving overall glycemia by targeting postprandial glucose spikes, particularly at the breakfast meal when insulin resistance is the highest in type 2 diabetes (T2D), may help to prevent diabetes complications. The purpose of this thesis was to determine whether consuming a low- carbohydrate high-fat breakfast was superior to a breakfast with the dietary guidelines recommended nutrient profile for improving postprandial and 24-hour blood glucose responses to mixed meals in individuals with T2D. Adults with physician diagnosed T2D (N=23, 59 ± 11y, A1c: 6.7 ± 0.6%, BMI: 31 ± 7kg/m2) completed two 24-h isocaloric intervention periods, in a random order. Participants consumed either i) a low-carbohydrate high-fat breakfast [LC-BF;

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