Diabetes Diet Guidelines : Protein & Blood Sugar for Diabetes

Uploaded by expertvillage on 19.01.2008

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.