Did You Know? Very often, diabetics are told to not worry about counting the grams of protein they eat, with the exception of making them as low-fat as possible. But protein grams do count!
Protein does affect the blood sugars, but not as quickly as complex or simple carbohydrates. Most medical personnel believe that because protein takes so-long to break down into blood-sugar, it is inconsequential. First-hand experience has taught me (a 24 year, juvenile-onset, insulin-dependent diabetic) that in the typical Western diet, with a much higher protein content, high-protein meals will not only raise your blood-sugars (and blood-pressure, too), but will keep them elevated over time, and makes the diabetic more insulin-resistant! This is why people with hypoglycemia (low blood-sugars), are recommended to eat protein, to help stabilize their blood-sugars!
Pretty soon there won't be anything left for us to eat but lettuce! Aargh!
Yes, I have high cholesterol, borderline high sugar levels (112 fasting) and now have high blood pressure. I am having the hardest time finding something to eat now. Any suggestions? And by the way, thanks for the protein tip. I had heard that, but everyone thinks I'm crazy,
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