According to Diabetes UK, certain breakfast options can contain hidden risks for people with type 2 diabetes.
Cereals such as granola can seem healthy on the surface, but they often have a high sugar and fat content.
The charity advised playing it safe with porridge oats or the instant equivalent, “just avoid those with added sugar, honey, golden syrup or cocoa powder”.
The health body added: “Wheat biscuits, shredded wheat or muesli (with no added sugar) are also great alternatives. For sweetness, add chopped fruit.”