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How does high protein supplement with 80% protein help in a diabetic diet?

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How does av high protein supplement with 80% protein ,PDCAAS score of 1 help a diabetic diet
Posted Mon, 4 Mar 2013 in Diet Plans
Answered by Dr. Michelle Gibson James 1 hour later
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When we take carbohydrates, particularly simple ones, there is an increase in our blood sugar which prompts the body to produce insulin (if it can) to reduce the level of glucose in the blood stream.In addition to reducing the blood sugar, insulin also has other actions such as decreasing the break down of fat.
This is the only macronutrient that provokes this type of response
A diabetic diet would generally be low in simple carbohydrates.It would contain complex carbohydrates that are not so easily broken down and cause a slower rise in blood sugar and protein.
Protein does not affect the blood sugar level and does not stimulate the release of insulin.

Protein also has higher satiety -you feel fuller for longer after using a meal high in protein which means that the time between meals increases.
Using a supplement with protein would mean a decrease in carbohydrate intake with a consequent decrease in blood sugar level and decrease stimulation of insulin secretion (resulting in increase fat breakdown).

The PDCAAS value of 1 means that the protein is easily digestible and the body gets most of the protein in that food because of the ease of the breakdown process.

i hope this helps, feel free to ask any other questions
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