Two Meals a Day Could Help Diabetics Control Blood Sugar

Dr. Richard Besser looks at new research that may show fewer, bigger meals could be better for diabetics.
1:47 | 05/17/14

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health news now, new research showing eating two large meals a day and not smaller ones may be the best way for diabetics to control their blood sugar levels. Tell us about this story. Can diet be used to control type ii diabetes. 54 people for half the study they had two large meals a day. For the other half they had six smaller meals. When they were having two large meals a day, they lost more weight and their blood sugar was better controlled. Limit their food intake to two meals a day? I wouldn't based on this test. The other thing here they were having breakfast and lunch. It does say work with your doctor on what kind of food does best for you with controlling your diabetes. Expand on that a little bit. So many people in this country with diabetes, what is your advice to them for managing their diet? The prediction is by 2050, 1 in 3 adults is going to have diabetes, we can turn the tide on that, the biggest risk factors are being overweight and obese. If you can lose 5% of your body weight, if you weigh 200 pounds, that's ten pounds, it cuts your risk of diabetes by half. The sooner you start, the better. For mild diabetes, starting some exercise may be enough to control the blood sugar. You hear a noise in the

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