People with diabetes have to be aware of foods they eat. The foods rich in carbohydrates quickly break down into sugars which could lead to glucose and insulin spikes in the blood.
Oatmeal from whole grain oats may be helpful to someone with diabetes. Oatmeal is a nutritious dish and has several benefits as well.
It is a low-GI food, with a score of under 55 which is ideal for helping to keep blood sugar stable. A serving of oatmeal has 8 g of fiber. Dietary fiber may help slow down the breakdown of sugars in the body. The beta-glucans in the oats help reduce bad cholesterol levels while keeping good cholesterol levels the same.
Oatmeal may also help keep the body feeling satisfied for longer. This lets you avoid snacking throughout the day, which may help with overall blood sugar balance.