A recent, highly publicized Czech study suggested that eating only breakfast and lunch is better for controlling blood sugar, weight and other factors than six smaller meals a day. But the study was very small and went against years of diabetes research.

Best for people with diabetes: Patients who use insulin before meals to adjust blood sugar levels must wait at least five or six hours after a meal before adjusting blood sugar levels again and eating another meal. Patients who do not adjust blood sugar levels before meals may be able to control sugar levels with smaller, frequent meals.

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