Study examines how fat, protein influence glucose levels

07/19/2013 | InternalMedicineNews.com (free registration)

A high-fat, high-protein meal was associated with greater and sustained postprandial glucose increases in young type 1 diabetes patients receiving intensive insulin therapy, compared with those who ate a low-fat and/or low-protein meal, a study indicated. Patients also had a lower hypoglycemia risk following high-protein meals, but not after high-fat meals, researchers reported at the ADA 73rd Scientific Sessions.

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