Type 2 diabetes causes a person’s blood sugar level to become too high, and if blood sugar isn’t controlled properly and stays too high, a number of problems can occur including kidney failure, nerve damage, heart disease and stroke.
The NHS advises: “There’s nothing you cannot eat if you have type 2 diabetes, but you’ll have to limit certain foods.
“You should eat a wide range of foods – including fruit, vegetables and some starchy foods like pasta, keep sugar, fat and salt to a minimum, and eat breakfast, lunch and dinner every day – do not skip meals.”
But when it comes to the first meal of the day, breakfast, one food that should be avoided is cereal bars.
Diabetes UK states: “Cereal bars aren’t always as healthy as they appear.
“For a better breakfast snack on the go, grab some fresh fruit and a handful of nuts instead.
“Combine it with a glass of semi or skimmed milk to keep hydrated and get essential calcium for your bones and teeth.”