10 Things Diabetes Doctors Do to Keep Their Own Blood Sugar Under Control

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Go ahead and eat that slice of toast for breakfast

A slice of toast—even if it’s not whole grain—won’t instantly send your blood sugar through the roof, especially if it’s in moderation. In fact, toasted white bread may have a lower glycemic index than fresh white bread, according to a small study from England.

“Toasted bread is better than eating regular bread because you burn some of the carbohydrates,” says Dr. Zonszein. He tries to eat carbs in moderation for breakfast such as half of a bagel or a slice of white bread toast. Of course, whole grain is the smarter choice for diabetics.

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