Type 2 Diabetes Milk Consumption: One Glass In The Morning To Control Blood Sugar

Updated at: Jul 21, 2020
Type 2 Diabetes Milk Consumption: One Glass In The Morning To Control Blood Sugar

According to new research, drinking a glass of milk in the morning reduce blood glucose levels throughout the day.

Tavishi Dogra
DiabetesWritten by: Tavishi DograPublished at: Oct 18, 2019

A person with type-2 diabetes looks for alternative means to control their blood sugar level, as their pancreas cannot produce enough insulin. Here comes the role of breakfast, which is known to play an essential role in managing blood sugar levels. According to research, some diets increase your sugar level, whereas, if you consume a fixed snack, then it is beneficial for diabetes management. According to a new study, milk is one of those foods (beneficial in diabetes management). A study published in the Journal of Dairy Science suggests that the consumption of milk in breakfast helps to control blood sugar levels throughout the day. In collaboration with Douglas Goff (PhD) and the University of Toronto, a team of researchers at the University of Guelph (from the Human Nutraceutical Research Unit) investigated the effects of high protein milk intake at breakfast on blood sugar levels. According to Dr Goff, "Metabolic diseases are on the rise globally with major concerns of type 2 diabetes and obesity in human health. Thus, people should develop a dietary strategy to manage obesity and diabetes risk to improve their health."


Other measures to control blood sugar

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Monitoring of blood sugar level

Blood sugar levels do not show any symptoms until it reaches above 200 mg / dL. People with diabetes must keep a check on the blood sugar levels several times a day. Gluco meter (glucose monitor machine) is necessary for people with diabetes.

Exercise regularly


Regular exercise can improve insulin sensitivity and can also help you lose weight. Brisk walking, dancing, strength training, hiking, cycling and swimming are functional exercises to keep your blood sugar under control.

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Keep an eye on your carbs

The body breaks down carbs into sugar which it uses as energy. While some carbs are essential for the body, others may increase your blood sugar levels. To prevent blood sugar levels from rising, avoid refined carbs such as white bread, pasta, pizza, burgers, processed and packaged foods.

Drink water

Drinking enough water helps the kidneys to excrete excess blood sugar through urine. It also maintains the hydration levels in the body.

Eat more fibre

Include fiber in your diet as it can help manage blood sugar levels. Fibre-rich foods slow down the rate of breakdown of carb in the body, thus reducing the speed at which the body absorbs sugars from the diet.

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