Type 2 diabetes is a condition that causes a person to lose control of the amount of sugar in their blood. This causes the body to not respond properly to insulin (a hormone produced by the pancreas), which can lead to excessively high blood sugar levels. If left untreated, complications can occur, including kidney failure, nerve damage, heart disease, and stroke, so controlling your blood sugar levels is very important. One way to do this is through diet and healthy eating.
Experts recommend that a wide range of foods be consumed, including fruits, vegetables and some starchy foods such as pasta, but that sugar, fat and salt should be kept to a minimum.  Eating breakfast, lunch and dinner every day, not missing a meal, is also very important.
But when it comes to the first meal of the day, breakfast, what is the best food to eat?
Contrary to some beliefs, eggs provide many incredible health benefits, including improving a person's blood sugar levels.
In the past, people have been advised to limit their consumption of eggs because of their cholesterol content.
High cholesterol levels can increase a person's risk of developing conditions such as type 2 diabetes.
One medium-sized egg contains approximately 1
But there are two types of cholesterol – HDL "good" cholesterol and LDL "bad" cholesterol.
HDl cholesterol makes a person less likely to have heart problems or stroke, while LDL cholesterol may increase the risk for people of these life-threatening conditions.
However, regular consumption of eggs has been shown to reduce inflammation, improve insulin sensitivity, increase HDL cholesterol and alter the size and shape of LDL cholesterol.
In one study, people with type 2 diabetes who consumed two eggs a day as part of a high-protein diet improved their cholesterol and blood sugar levels.
It has also been shown that eggs help people feel full for hours, which can lead to weight loss – being overweight or obese are risk factors for type 2 diabetes.
The NHS states that eggs are a good choice as part of a healthy, balanced diet that is recommended in type 2 diabetes.
In addition to being a source of protein, eggs also contain vitamins and minerals.
When it comes to how many eggs to eat, the health authority adds: "There is no recommended limit on how many eggs to eat.
'Eggs can be used as part of a healthy, balanced diet, but it is best to cook them without adding salt or fat.
"For example, boiled or crushed, with no added salt, mixed without butter and using low fat milk instead of cream.
"Frying eggs can increase fat content by about 50 percent."
Eating oatmeal for breakfast can also help lower blood sugar.