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How Does Protein Affect Glucose Levels?

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Increase In Dietary Protein Improves The Blood Glucose Response In Persons With Type 2 Diabetes | The American Journal Of Clinical Nutrition | Oxford Academic

Background: In single-meal studies, dietary protein does not result in an increase in glucose concentrations in persons with or without type 2 diabetes, even though the resulting amino acids can be used for gluconeogenesis. Objective: The metabolic effects of a high-protein diet were compared with those of the prototypical healthy (control) diet, which is currently recommended by several scientific organizations. Design: The metabolic effects of both diets, consumed for 5 wk each (separated by a 25-wk washout period), were studied in 12 subjects with untreated type 2 diabetes. The ratio of protein to carbohydrate to fat was 30:40:30 in the high-protein diet and 15:55:30 in the control diet. The subjects remained weight-stable during the study. Results: With the fasting glucose concentration used as a baseline from which to determine the area under the curve, the high-protein diet resulted in a 40% decrease in the mean 24-h integrated glucose area response. Glycated hemoglobin decreased 0.8% and 0.3% after 5 wk of the high-protein and control diets, respectively; the difference was significant (P < 0.05). The rate of change over time was also significantly greater after the high-pr Continue reading >>

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  1. justlikeinboston

    At the urging of my psychiatrist and therapist (for recently diagnosed anxiety and panic disorder), I picked up a glucometer from CVS to test my blood sugar. I was diagnosed with hypoglycemia last year and my psychiatrist is concerned that some of my anxiety symptoms might actually be unmanaged hypo symptoms or potentially diabetes, so he told me to check in with my pcp and in the meantime to test my blood sugar. Well I've got an appointment with my pcp in about a week and a half and have been trying to use this CVS monitor to check out my bg levels. The problem is there I have so many errors that I just want to chuck this thing. Tonight, I had 14 errors in a row and I just gave up because my fingers fucking hurt. The numbers I have been able to get have my fasting glucose between 105-110, but I have no idea if that's remotely accurate given my other problems. Has anyone else had problems with this particular meter?

  2. Unsoluble

    Have you checked the error message against the manual to see what it thinks the problem is? That'd be a starting point...

  3. justlikeinboston

    Yes. Error 4 (and occasionally 2). Yhe gist of it: Your error could be the result of blood glucose levels too high to read or damaged or expired testing strips. If you are experiencing symptoms of hyperglycemia or hypoglycemia, immediately contact your healthcare provider or emergency servives. If not and the error persists, call customer service and contact your healthcare orovider.
    So it does not seem to be a user error which is why I decided to ask if anyone had any particular problems with this meter.

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Whey Protein To Prevent After-meal Blood Sugar Spikes?

Controlling after-meal blood sugar levels is a continuing battle for many people with diabetes. Now, a small new study from Israel indicates that eating whey protein prior to a meal improves the body’s insulin response and helps control glucose levels after the meal. Along with casein, whey is one of the two main proteins found in milk. Eating protein is known to stimulate the production of glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1), a hormone that triggers the production of insulin. To determine whether consuming whey protein before a meal would improve blood glucose control after the meal, researchers recruited 15 people with well-controlled Type 2 diabetes who were taking only metformin or a sulfonylurea drug. The participants were randomly assigned to receive either 50 grams of whey protein in 250 milliliters of water or a placebo (inactive treatment — in this case, 250 milliliters of water) followed, 30 minutes later, by a standard high-glycemic-index breakfast composed of three slices of white bread and sugar-containing jelly. (The glycemic index measures how much a food affects blood glucose levels.) Blood samples were taken at 30 minutes prior to the meal, when the meal was served Continue reading >>

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    Fast Treatment for Low Blood Sugar

    I know there are a million ways to treat low blood sugar…but what works the FASTEST? How long does it take you to recover from low blood sugar? I have run into going from low blood sugar to high blood sugar after treatment because I still feel the effects of low blood sugar. When I'm back to normal but still feel low I end up overdoing it on treatment. Or my sugar ends up too high before my next meal. Needless to say, I feel like crap after the yoyo of low then high blood sugar. Any recommendations would be appreciated!

  2. MoeGig

    A Coke is the fastest for me…maybe the caffein has something to do with it, but after many years of experimenting with just about everything..it is definitely the fastest "pause that refreshes" for me.

  3. rmklaus

    I use Pepsi for my crashes. I have crashed clear down into the 40's and half a can of Pepsi will bring me up into the mid 70's in a few minutes, then I eat something protien like Jerkey or something. I also take Lantus 25 units before bed. I think Lantus helps me not to have high sugars through out the day along with my Novolog.

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How Does Protein Affect Blood Sugar In Diabetics?

Approximately one out of every 10 people in the U.S. has diabetes, a disease that affects how the body uses sugar, also known as glucose. Careful blood glucose control is essential to manage this condition and reduce the risk of complications such as nerve damage, blindness and heart disease. Adding more protein-rich foods to your diet -- and few carbohydrates and fats -- may help balance blood glucose levels. Video of the Day Improved Blood Glucose Balance A 2003 study published in the "American Journal of Clinical Nutrition" concluded that a high-protein diet helped lower blood glucose levels after eating and improved overall blood glucose control in people with Type 2 diabetes. Test individuals on the high-protein diet had a ratio of protein to carbohydrates to fat of 30:40:30, compared to 15:55:30 for the control group. Both groups consumed the diet for five weeks. Despite the positive results from this research, longer studies are needed to gauge the long-term effects and any possible adverse effects of a high-protein diet on diabetics. Direct Effects of Protein Many protein-rich foods contain minimal or no carbohydrates and only have a small effect on blood sugar levels. Thes Continue reading >>

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  1. Briannkin

    I have to go in for a fasting a1c tomorrow (I'm not excited). But I'm a bit confused. I always thought it was a 12 hour fast and the lab-techs always get really pissy if you haven't fasted for a full 12 hours. However, I was looking over the lab requisition form and it only says 8 hours. My endo is older than Moses and has made typos like this before, so I'm just wondering is it only 8 hours, or is it 12?
    (I don't mind fasting for 12 hours, but I would be a much happier person if I get my bedtime milk).

  2. RxBTFU15

    You don't need to fast before an a1c test; some of the main advantages of them are the minimal impact of things like prior exercise and day-of diet. Now maybe I'm missing something, or there are other tests being done that do require fasting.
    Source: Diabetes Care Journal
    NIH

  3. [deleted]

    You don't need to fast for the A1C, but they'll run other tests at the same time and they do require you to fast. No food or drink after midnight before the blood draw. You can drink all the water you want, and this will actually help if they decide to also run a urinalysis.

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