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Can you eat Eggs if you have Type 2 Diabetes

The advice for eggs has changed a few times over the years. Some advice says yes and other advice says no. The advice was based on the theory that because eggs contain cholesterol that eating too many would raise your cholesterol levels. So what’s the deal?

Several studies have been released over the last few years showing that including eggs as part of a healthy diet does not increase your cholesterol.

The first study, which was done in Australia in people who had pre-diabetes, showed that eating eggs as part of a healthy diet had no effect on HbA1c, weight or cholesterol levels.

The second study, done in the US, showed that eating one egg every day had no effect on cholesterol levels in people with pre-diabetes or type 2 diabetes. Lastly, in 2017 the Canadian Journal of diabetes released a review of 10 studies and found that eating eggs had no effect on fasting glucose or cholesterol levels in people with diabetes.

What is important about all of these studies is that the eggs were included as part of a healthy, balanced diet. And so this does not mean that you should increase your egg intake to an already unhealthy diet. But the good news is that eggs can be eaten as part of an overall nutritious diet.

Until Next Time

The Diabetes Advantage Team


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