Diabetes Health Type 2: Low protein diet may not maintain muscles

By Brenda Neugent A new study suggests that eating enough protein is as important as limiting carbs for those with type 2 diabetes. Research has shown that insulin resistance not only impacts the body’s ability to use blood glucose; it also impacts protein metabolism. Canadian researchers recently found that those with type 2 who eat less protein don’t break down protein into useable amino acids

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Prevent Type 2 Diabetes Blood-Sugar Spikes by Eating More Protein for Breakfast

People with Type 2 Diabetes have difficulty regulating their glucose – or blood sugar – levels, particularly after meals. Now, University of Missouri researchers have found that Type 2 diabetics can eat more protein at breakfast to help reduce glucose spikes at both breakfast and lunch. “People often assume that their glucose response at one meal will be identical to their responses at other meals, but that

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Fruits, Proteins Can Help Thwart Kidney Disease

For those living with type 2 diabetes, kidney disease is unfortunately one of the associated risks. But according to a new study, eating a diet rich in fruits and complete protein can go a long way toward preventing it, further emphasizing the important role diet plays in keeping diabetes symptoms under control. High blood sugar forces the kidneys to work harder than they should, and

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Israeli Study Says Whey Protein Helpful Against Type 2

Scientists at Tel Aviv University in Israel report that taking whey protein isolates or concentrates may help treat type 2 diabetes and prevent obesity. Whey protein, which accounts for 30 percent of the protein found in milk, is often used by weight lifters to help build muscle strength and bulk. It is readily available as a dietary supplement. The Israeli researchers say that the protein

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Scientists May Have Found Key to Neuropathic Pain

A compound found in excessive quantities in the glucose of people with diabetes may hold the key to successful treatment of neuropathic pain, says an international team of researchers. The compound, methylglyoxal, attacks and modifies a protein, called Nav1.8, in nerve endings. This damage causes nerves to become much more sensitive to pain and temperature extremes.The result in people with diabetes is neuropathy, nerve damage,

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