|Any recommendations for articles/resources on avoiding diabetes specifically for a skinny person? I have a friend who was diagnosed as pre-diabetic and received standard “avoid sugar” type advice, so she’s switched her cereal to Cheerios and is eating plenty of healthy whole grains.|
But she is very thin, and there is so much focus on weight loss in most of the literature she doesn’t think it applies to her.
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|She should get a blood glucose meter and test how the food she eats hits her blood sugar. Whole grains can still raise blood sugar a lot, though it can vary person, and by what they’re eaten with. Cheerios will spike blood sugar, as do all other grain products varying degrees. Overweight or not, that should be her primary task… Seeing how various foods affect her blood sugar levels.|