I have found out through personal experience with clients and with my dad that not eating a meal when you’re diabetic is quite dangerous indeed. If at one meal the individual eats too many carbs, the way to even things out is not to not eat, but to eat correctly.
Sometimes, I have discovered, that when one has diabetes that they are simply not hungry. The thing is though if they are to skip eating a meal, their blood sugar could go completely out of whack simply because their glucomen levels can raise when their insulin level drops due to no energy gained from food.
What non-medical folks may not realize is that when they test their blood sugar levels in the morning, the level is that of a 12-hour fast since they were sleeping in the hours before the test. This way, the level in the a.m. actually reflects what the liver and hormonal functions truly are that what the last meal eaten had to do with insulin levels.
You see, when we sleep, our livers send more glucose into our bloodstreams in order to fuel our bodies. If we get diabetes as an adult, our livers don’t realize that there is already more than enough glucose present. So, if the morning blood sugar level is high, there is typically another reason for it to be so and the individual with the diabetes needs to learn the reason from an expert.
One thing you need to relay for certain to your clients though is to avoid skipping breakfast for their numbers will be even more out of line the next time they run the test. Communicating this shows your client once again that With Age Comes Respect.