Diabetes Diet Guidelines : Protein & Blood Sugar for Diabetes


Hi! My name is Brenda Thompson, registered
dietitian and owner of Life Skills Nutrition. In this segment, I’m going to talk about protein
and blood sugar control. Protein helps low the digestion system down, which in turn,
helps slow down the rate of carbohydrate going into the blood stream. It’s a good idea to
eat small lean amounts of protein. This includes some of these foods over here. Fish; there
are a variety of types of fish. Salmon is high in omega-3 fatty acids. This is a lean
94% lean ground beef, which is about 4 ounces. These are about 4 ounce servings of chicken
breast. This is about a 4 ounce serving of pork tenderloin. These eggs are omega-3 fatty
acid eggs. If you are not consuming the egg yolk, you might want to try the egg substitute
so that you’re not eating the cholesterol. Nuts are a very great source of protein, including
peanut butter. Cheese also eaten in moderate amounts is a great source of protein, and
lean dairy products, such as skim milk. By choosing these lean small portions of protein,
you can help control your diabetes by controlling your blood sugar slowing down the digestive
system.