Cold and Flu Season Can Be a Monster

Flu & Cold Season Can Be A Monster

Flu is prevalent in our community right now. Visit our Flu Resource Center to learn about flu prevention, signs and symptoms, and help us protect our patients, families and staff from RSV and the flu by following these visitation restrictions.

  • No visitors under the age of 12 are allowed in patient care areas.
  • Please do not visit patients if you are experiencing fever, vomiting, diarrhea or cold or flu-like symptoms.

WakeMed Blogs

Why Breakfast is The Most Important Meal of the Day

January 14, 2013

Ever wonder why dietitians staunchly recommend eating breakfast?  There is a metabolic reason behind this advice. 

Your body has been fasting for at least eight hours while you sleep.  When you skip breakfast, your body comes up with a way to get needed energy by exhausting stores saved in your liver.   When that supply is used up, your brain signals  your liver to start making sugar to keep it from starving. 

Your body does not know when it is going to get its next meal.  As a result, that 12 inch sub you eat for lunch because you are so hungry, may stick around longer than you like in the form of stored fat your body socks away because it thinks may be on the verge of starvation.  

Ginny Wolf is a diabetes educator with WakeMed Adult Diabetes program.  To learn more about managing your diabetes, contact us today by calling 919-350-7292.

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