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So far, Andrew Berry and I have discussed carbohydrates & diabetes , and healthy weight loss with diabetes . This interview is about protein. The American Diabetes Association has joined in with what some people have been touting for years, low-carb and higher protein diets consisting of lean, healthy proteins, can really help you control blood sugar levels, prevent Type 2 diabetes, lose body fat and maintain a healthy weight.
I personally have been following a low-carb, higher protein nutrition plan with the guidance of Andrew for over a year now and seen great results in my energy, my blood sugar control and body fat loss. So, I wanted to give you a chance to hear it from Andrew yourself!
Ginger: So, could you start with the basics of why protein is such an important part of a nutrition plan for a person with diabetes? ANDREW: Protein is part of every cell, the construction of neurotransmitters, production of hormones, all enzymes and muscle....
When I've had to follow low-carb protocols for weightloss sake over a long period of time or over a short period of time for weigh-ins before a competition, protein is my savoir. Not only does it help me burn fat because our bodies have to work so much harder to digest protein than they do in order to digest carbs, some of it also turns into glucose and we can use that for energy.
When you eat a portion of protein over 20 grams (that is every portion for me), about 50% of that can be converted to glucose! Which means...you would need some insulin to cover that glucose. If you eat a really huge chicken breast, you're going to getting at least 30 grams of protein, which means you'll need to cover about 15 extra grams of carbohydrate that have nothing to do with the potato or rice on your plate.
FOR EXAMPLE: When I eat low-carb, I often eat 45-60 grams of protein at a meal for my powerlifting training, and I almost always take 3-4 units of insulin. You would think bec...
Alternative Names Urine protein - 24 hour Normal Values The normal value is less than 150 milligrams per day, or less than 10 milligrams per deciliter of urine. Note: Normal value ranges may vary slightly among different laboratories. Talk to your doctor about the meaning of your specific test results. What abnormal results mean Increased levels of urinary protein may be due to: Glomerulonephritis Nephrotic syndrome Microalbuminuria or other early signs of diabetic nephropathy Renal tubular diseases including pyelonephritis, Fanconi syndrome , cystinosis, and Wilson's disease Multiple myeloma Waldenstrom's macroglobulinemia Some lymphomas Healthy people may have higher than normal urine protein levels after strenuous exercise or with dehydration. Some foods may affect urine protein levels.
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