Protein has diabetes role to play

Tue, 04 Mar 2008
According to recent reports in the diabetes news, protein is an essential part of a healthy and balanced diabetic diet, but it should be handled carefully in order to ensure stable blood sugar levels .

Protein is essential for normal development and growth, as well as how the body stays maintained. Proteins consist of amino acids, that are essential to build and rebuild the body. For diabetics, dietitians recommend a protein intake of 10-20% of daily calories . For diabetics with nephropathy, protein must be restricted still further.

Protein should be handled with care, because eating too much protein could lead to higher blood glucose levels . Experts advice patients to keep a close check on blood sugar levels, with the potential to adjust insulin if meals with high levels of protein are being eaten.
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