Type 2 diabetes can be controlled through whey protein supplementation as per a study at the Newcastle University, published in the journal BMJ Open Diabetes Research & Care.
The study reveals dietary potential for management of type 2 diabetes. Study results were obtained from continuous glucose monitoring that revealed that better control in glucose levels on consumption of whey supplement before meals.
‘Consuming a small amount of whey protein before meals have been shown to control the blood sugar levels among people with type 2 diabetes.’
Proteins for Diabetes
“We believe the whey protein works in two ways, firstly, by slowing down how quickly food passes through the digestive system and secondly, by stimulating a number of important hormones that prevent the blood sugars climbing so high. As we see growing numbers of people around the world developing diabetes, investigating the potential of alternatives to drugs such as food supplements becomes more important,” says Dr. Daniel West, Newcastle University, UK.