Which milk should people with diabetes and pre-diabetes drink?
Milk is a nutritious drink for everyone and for all different diets, but the amount of carbohydrates in milk can affect blood sugar, which is a concern for people with Diabetes and Pre-diabetes. Therefore, if you are interested in a dairy product that has little effect on blood sugar but still ensures adequate supply of essential nutrients for the patient, the following content will relieve all concerns and present the type of milk suitable for you.
What is Diabetes? What is Pre-diabetes?To choose the best milk to drink, we first have to find out what diabetes is, what pre-diabetes is and what their health risks are.
What is Diabetes?
Diabetes Mellitus (or Diabetes) is a metabolic disorder that causes chronic hyperglycemia as a result of a deficiency or reduction of insulin activity or a combination of both, affecting sugar absorption into cells to use energy leading to blood sugar accumulation. High blood sugar levels will hurt blood vessels, kidneys, eyes, heart, the nervous system, and other organs for a long time. There are three main types of Diabetes: type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes and gestational diabetes.
What is pre-diabetes?
Pre-diabetes is diagnosed when blood sugar is higher than normal but has not yet reached the level called Diabetes. In order not to risk being at the edge of a serious disease, patients need to control weight, exercise and have a proper diet.
Which factors increase your risk of Diabetes?
Overweight and obese people, people with family members with diabetes, women who give birth to children overweight (≥ 4 kg) or underweight (≤ 2.5 kg) are those at high risk.
Sedentariness also causes an increased risk of type2 diabetes in obese and overweight people. Mobility increases energy and sugar consumption and reduces excess fat and weight loss, helping limit the risk of insulin resistance due to excessive fat accumulation.
Inadequate environment and lifestyle such as lack of sleep, little sleep, smoking, alcohol consumption, taking functional foods not prescribed by doctors, disproportionate diets, overeating of fatty foods and sweets, eating less vegetables and fruits, etc. are factors to avoid if you do not want to increase your risk of diabetes.
Nutrition for people with diabetes
Diet for people with diabetes simply has a moderate and healthy eating plan that helps control your blood sugar. Not only people with diabetes but also everyone should plan to eat adequately, eat a variety of foods, and choose healthy foods rich in natural nutrients and low in fat and calories such as: fruits, vegetables, whole grains, etc.
Increase healthy carbohydrates
In the process of tolerating and digesting food, sugar (simple carbohydrates) and starches (complex carbohydrates) break down into blood glucose. Therefore, people with diabetes need to be particularly interested in tolerating healthy carbohydrates such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes and low-fat dairy products.
Foods high in fiber
According to the American Diabetes Association (ADA), adding enough fiber
for diabetics is a method to help manage and control blood sugar because when eating fiber, the intestine takes a long time to digest and, thus, slows the rise in blood glucose. High-fiber foods are vegetables, fruits, beans, whole wheat flour, etc.
Eat fish at least twice a week
Similar to meat, fish contain high levels of Protein and essential Amino Acids; in addition, fish such as salmon, mackerel, tuna and sardines that are rich in omega-3 fatty acids help to strengthen cardiovascular health by reducing blood cholesterol. Fish should be cooked by boiling, steaming, or stocking; avoid frying with too much fat.
Supplements unsaturated fat - good fat
Increase foods containing monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats that help lower cholesterol levels because the body does not produce these fats itself; we need to supplement our daily meals with food such as butter, almonds, pecans, walnuts, olives, and peanuts. However, don't overdo it and overeat too much because all fats contain lots of calories.
What's special about milk for people with diabetes and pre-diabetes?
Milk for people with diabetes and pre-diabetes should focus on adding two types of 'slow-absorbing' powders, Isomaltulose and Erythritol, to stabilize and control blood sugar in blood.
Dr.Luxia Diabet of US Cali is especially for people with diabetes
In addition, people with diabetes often have cardiovascular complications, stroke or impaired kidney function. Therefore, milk for diabetics supplementing MUFA and PUFA which are unsaturated fatty acids that help stabilize blood pressure, lower cholesterol and help limit the risk of cardiovascular diseases.
Milk supplemented with essential vitamins and minerals such as vitamins B, A, E, and C, Zinc, Magnesium, etc. enhances immunity to help patients eat well and sleep more deeply.
In addition, milk must be supplemented with soluble fiber FOS/Inulin, Nano Calcium, Vitamin D3 and Phosphorus and limited in fat to control weight, promote strong bones and support digestive system to prevent constipation in people with diabetes.
US Cali’s Dr.Luxia Diabet with Procare Diabet Formula has a low blood sugar index, which is researched and developed by leading nutrition experts exclusively for people with diabetes and pre-diabetes. The products are manufactured at factories which are quality-guaranteed by ABS-QE, USA, helping to stabilize blood sugar, being good for the cardiovascular system, reducing the risk of osteoporosis, preventing constipation and controlling weight; especially Gluten-free and Lactose-free products that are low in Cholesterol.
If diabetes is not well controlled, it will increase the risk of serious complications, so ensuring a balanced and adequate diet is essential right now. In addition, the selection of milk exclusively for diabetics should also be carried out with caution and researched thoroughly before use.
VWishing to improve the health of people with diabetes and prediabetes, US Cali has launched a special line of dairy products for diabetics according to international nutrition standards.
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